Utterly Amazing Science by Robert Winston

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Winner of The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2015 Researcher, doctor, writer and broadcaster, Robert Winston has won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for a third time with Utterly Amazing Science. The book is jam packed with colourful illustrations, engaging text and amazing facts and stories, capturing young imaginations and helping readers get to grips with the various subjects within science.

Professor John Burland FRS, Chair of the adult judging panel said: “I am delighted to hear our young judges have chosen Utterly Amazing Science as this year’s winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Prize - it was my personal favourite too. All of the books on this year’s shortlist have been written by authors that are very obviously passionate about inspiring young people about the wonders of science. Utterly Amazing Science brings to life topics that our young people will be learning about in schools in a colourful and fun way. The best way to learn about the scientific laws that govern our universe is to get out there and experiment. Robert Winston’s book certainly delivers on this front with lots of simple and effective activities to try at home or in the classroom. I hope that it inspires the next generation of scientists, doctors, engineers and perhaps even science teachers.”


Utterly Amazing Science by Robert Winston

This book helps you learn about the awe-inspiring world of science with pop-ups, pull-outs, and fantastic facts with Professor Robert Winston. Utterly Amazing Science is an engaging, eye-catching approach to exploring what makes the world go round.

Professor Robert Winston unravels the mysteries of science alongside pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, sliders and incredible science facts to make learning about science fun and interactive. Use push and pull sliders to feel the force! You can understand the building blocks of matter with a pop-up atom or lift the flaps on the periodic table. You can discover the incredible core topics in the world of science, including forces and motions, light and colour, elements and matter, and magnets and electricity with clear explanations and fun activities to help your child understand the building blocks of science.

Perfect for budding scientists with the combination of information and interactivity, Utterly Amazing Science will leave you thoroughly blown away!


The young judges of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize said:

"This book is full of very cool facts and popups." Destiny, 10

"This book is scientifically awesome! Even my 15 year-old sister liked it!" Asma, 12

"What a brilliant book, I'm definitely going to read it all." Meg, 9

"Creative, imaginative, fact-filled and fun." Adam, 11

"An utterly amazing book, with fun radiating from it! Every page is a new adventure." Matthew, 12

"This book is an absolute winner. I enjoyed reading it from cover to cover as it's well written yet easy to read, colourful and full of interesting information." Chrystabelle, 12

"It wants me to go and do science! And the pop-ups are great too" Mariusz, 12

"This book is amazing." Leah, 8

About the Author

Robert Winston

Professor Robert Winston belongs to that rare breed of scientists who combine academic brilliance with charisma and a flair for communication with the general public.

A household name thanks to popular TV series that include The Human Body, which one three baftas, Superhuman, Walking with Cavemen, and The Human Mind, Lord Winston's personal charisma and zest for adventure have seen him riding rollercoasters and freezing in an igloo to help demonstrate science in action.

His pioneering work in the field of human fertility helped thousands of childless couples have "miracle babies" and earned him an outstanding international reputation.

A winner of the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Gold Award, he was made a life peer in 1995. He is Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital and Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 7


Robert Winston
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DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2014




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