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    I am looking for a book or book series which gives an overview of science. Not like Hakim or Tiner, as they come from a historical perspective. Just a bare bones well written overview of the natural sciences. Thanks!

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    You don't mention age-range, but Nomad Press has some fun & interesting books and the Janice VanCleave series is pretty good. DK has a good selection of books too.

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    We've got a few of the science-y DK books, and they're pretty good. Broad overviews of the topic, some details, enough to cover the key points, but not so much that you bog down in unnecessary detail if you're just looking for an overview. Right now, I'm working from the DK Space! book with my kiddo as our astronomy spine, and it's perfect for our needs. I don't know if they have just one that covers ALL natural science, but if you don't mind picking up a few books, you can likely make yourself a nice set of them to cover the range of topics you need...

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    What age group are you looking for? We have the Usborne Science Encyclopedia, which is good for an elementary age overview.
    New Zealand-based freelance science copyeditor. Homeschooling DD 11 (year 7) and DD 6 (year 2).

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    Thanks for the response! I am creating a curriculum for my family. I needed a reference book that included the core principles for the main branches. I am willing to use a textbook. I could use anything. It is strictly for my reference.

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