Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure by Dominic Walliman
  

Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure

Written by Dominic Walliman
Illustrated by Ben Newman

Synopsis

Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure by Dominic Walliman

Class is in session, and the subject is physics. The teacher? He s the smartest cat in the galaxy!Professor Astro Cat takes a journey through the world of physics, looking at the basic laws of the universe, the fundamental rules that describe the nature of our world and beyond. From the wind rustling through the trees, to the sun that keeps us warm, to food that gives us energy to play, physics is all around us all the time!Ben Newman is an award-winning illustrator and Dr. Dominic Walliman has a PhD in Quantum Device Physics. This is their second book!

Reviews

For those who enjoyed the first book, Atomic Adventure will not disappoint. The artwork is just as dazzling, created with a similar, brighter palette and again adopting shapes and flourishes that evoke 1960s space-age designs. The science is just as fascinating too, and it's presented even more thoughtfully on the page, with a bit more airiness that helps guide the eye from one discovery to the next. [...] Whether you're a cat connoisseur, a dog devotee, a hamster partisan, or an iguana booster, you're apt to agree that the affable, amusing, and--yes--wonderfully nerdy Professor Astro Cat makes a fine companion for the budding scientist. --American Scientist A hip, retro spin on a variety of scientific concepts. --Publisher's Weekly

There is a great deal of information packed into this book, but it is all presented in colorful varied graphics that explain concepts and vocabulary to budding physicists or anyone interested in the laws of the universe. The variety of graphic features combined with clearly written text and doses of humor make this work easy to linger over or browse. --School Library Journal

Think you're too young to understand physics? Professor Astro Cat is here to show you how awesome the science of matter and energy is. Using language and examples that beginning learners will understand, with retro-futuristic illustrations that will catch kids

--Books for Kids

--Kirkus Reviews

A great way to learn about facts and topics that are usually not told in such a simple and interesting way, making learning a joy! --The Bookworm Baby

While the topics may seem at times overly complicated, Walliman makes the information easily accessible. This, in fact, would be a good physics primer for both children and adults. Walliman's narrative pairs well with Newman's illustrations which are reminiscent of Richard Scarry's Busy Town. [...] it's an invaluable resource, as it gives an thorough overview of a subject that many find abstract and confusing. A great addition to any elementary or public library. --Teeny Tiny Library

About the Author

Dr. Dominic Walliman received a PhD in quantum device physics from Birmingham University in 2010 where he spent several years teaching physics to undergraduates and previously obtained a physics BSc and an MSc in computer science. He has also spread the joys of physics to the wider world, taking part in a series of talks in schools and demonstrations at festivals as well as tutoring A-level physics students. Ben Newman is an award-winning illustrator (Royal Television Society Award for Best Branding and Opening Credits Sequence). Previous clients include Penguin, the BBC, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the New York Times, amongst many others. He is a long-standing contributor to Nobrow and is the author of two books, The Bento Bestiary and Ouroboros, under the same imprint.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Dominic Walliman
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st March 2016

ISBN

9781909263604


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