Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary -- one that is packed with superb, full-color photographs and illustrations, and with thousands of scientific terms. The Visual Dictionary of Physics will give you instant access to the specialized vocabulary relating to physics in a way that is clear, informative, and easy to understand. If you have heard of a particular scientific process, but don't understand how it works, then turn to the labels around the illustrations. Alternatively, if you know a term but don't know exactly what it refers to, then the comprehensive index will direct you to the illustration that bears the name. This volume forms part of a series that, like the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books, builds thematically into a comprehensive and exquisitely illustrated treasure trove of words and pictures providing high-quality information for readers of all ages.