WorldCat Identities

Dispezio, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 126 works in 264 publications in 6 languages and 9,437 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist
Classifications: QP495, 152.148
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Most widely held works by Michael A Dispezio
Awesome experiments in electricity & magnetism by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instructions for over fifty experiments demonstrating the properties of electricity and magnetism
Awesome experiments in force & motion by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides more than fifty experiments illustrating the properties of force and motion including gravity, inertia, and density
Awesome experiments in light & sound by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over seventy experiments designed to demonstrate the properties of light and sound and explain the science behind them, covering such topics as wavelengths, color spectrums, vibration, and air particles
Optical illusion magic : visual tricks & amusements by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains information about different types of optical illusions, and features color illustrations of afterimages, impossible faces, flip-flopping faces, bent lines, imaginary patterns, and other illusions
Simple optical illusion experiments with everyday materials by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of visual tricks using household objects and materials
Eye-popping optical illusions by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You won't believe your eyes-and you shouldn't! Every image in this follow-up to the popular Optical Illusion Magic is out to trick your perception with afterimages, visual "traps" and distorted views. Sometimes you'll have to shift the page to see the magic; in other illusions, pattern and shape make all the difference, producing spirals where none really exists. Plus-some truly funny signs: look closely and see if you can spot the errors
Map mania : discovering where you are and getting to where you aren't by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses getting lost and how to keep from doing it
Weather mania : discovering what's up and what's coming down by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses air pressure, temperature, humidity, dew point, rain, wind, lightning, thunder, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other weather-related topics. Whether there's a tropical heat wave or a chill in the air, whether there's rain, sleet, or snow, have some meteorological fun while learning about everything from hurricanes to sunny blue skies. How can you fly "above the weather?" What are the lowest and highest temperatures ever recorded on earth--and the solar system? How can you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit? What causes lightning and thunder? How do you read a weather map? And, along with these cool facts, try some really great experiments: with plastic cups, sand, water, and a thermometer, check and see whether the land or sea changes temperature faster. Or, get blown away with a homemade anemometer that measures wind speed. Create clouds in a jar. Plus--amazing trivia-like the day it rained frogs in Kansas City!
How bright is your brain? : amazing games to play with your mind by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and informative collection of great brain tricks, experiments, puzzles, quizzes, and activities provides kids a cool road map to exploring the most awesome part of the body, showing how the brain, nerves, and senses work. Top science author Michael DiSpezio devises some bright fun to show kids exactly how their brain, nerves, and senses work. Entertaining, informative, and all in color, this varied collection of great brain tricks, experiments, puzzles, quizzes, and activities provides a cool road map to exploring the most awesome part of the body. Every point is made in a wonderfully clear and clever way, whether DiSpezio has children create a simple model of the brain by cupping both hands, or suggests easy-to-understand comparisons (a thinking human brain uses about the same amount of power as a glowing 60-watt bulb). From an outline of the brain's major regions and a look at animal brains to creativity rules and memory tests, every detail is illuminating. The author lives in North Falmotuh, MA
Super sensational science fair projects by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides help in creating and carrying out a science project by presenting an actual sample project, along with specific project ideas and strategies
Critical thinking puzzles by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of puzzles, challenges, riddles, and brainteasers designed to test mental powers and improve critical thinking
Great critical thinking puzzles by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t
The science, spread, and therapy of HIV disease : everything you need to know, but had no idea who to ask by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses a question and answer format to provide information about the disease of AIDS including its outbreak, basic biology, viruses, transmission, and methods for therapy
Dino mania : discovering who's who in the Jurassic zoo by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses fun facts, trivia quizzes, activities, and more to survey what we know about dinosaurs and how we have learned this information
Space mania : discovering distant worlds without leaving your own by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of the universe, a look at galaxies, constellations, and stars, and space-related activities
Flying things by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instructions and patterns for constructing flying objects from the Protoprop to the Rocket-powered dragonfly
Visual thinking puzzles by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can you imagine the mirror image of a given object, or the best way to connect a series of geometrical shapes? These tricky puzzlers will test your ability to do these things and more ... and help you develop valuable mental skills. All the answers appear in the back
Your 21st century brain : amazing science games to play with your mind by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the brain using activities, including experiments, puzzles, and quizzes, to show how the brain, nerves, and senses work
Science insights : exploring living things by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science insights : exploring matter and energy( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook exploring such aspects of matter and energy as heat, electricity, and nuclear chemistry, with suggested activities and review questions at the end of each chapter
 
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Awesome experiments in electricity & magnetism
Alternative Names
DiSpezio, Michael A.

DiSpezio, Michael Anthony

디스페지오, 마이클 A

Languages
English (79)

Spanish (12)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)

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Awesome experiments in force & motionAwesome experiments in light & soundOptical illusion magic : visual tricks & amusementsSimple optical illusion experiments with everyday materialsEye-popping optical illusionsMap mania : discovering where you are and getting to where you aren'tWeather mania : discovering what's up and what's coming downHow bright is your brain? : amazing games to play with your mind