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Richard Horne is a graphic designer and artist. He lives in East London. His projects include Daniel H. Wilson's How to Survive a Robot Uprising and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter School Books for Comic Relief, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. A self-confessed chancer and left-hander, 101 Things To Do Before You're Old And Boring is his second bestseller.
Tracey Turner is a former editor and author of many non-fiction books for children including Hodder's Digusting Dictionary and titles for the Dead Famous series. Tracey lives in South London.
Expand your knowledge of man’s accomplishments in the most compelling and irreverent way possible. Discover about some of the most important inventions the world has ever known! Masses of facts about the everyday things we take for granted are packed into this neat, pocket sized book. The information is themed – Communication, Entertainment, Ancient, Science and Tech etc – and easy to locate on colour-coded pages. Test yourself afterwards to see how much you have learnt!
A fun and brilliantly compiled reference tool that answers all those niggly little questions that children put to adults all the time and often parents can’t answer. This really is a one-stop shop for a child to absorb many a fascinating fact without being a boffin.
Marvel at the sheer brilliance of invention, from glass to underpants, the noble compass to the humble pencil. Not forgetting, of course, the undeniably indispensable banana suitcase. Filled with fascinating details about everything from the most common everyday object to inventions which changed society, it will also distinguish the strokes of genius from discoveries of sheer chance, or millennia of evolution ...And reveal the real reason why Alfred Nobel had to establish a peace prize (tut, tut). Expand your knowledge of man's accomplishments in the most compelling - and irreverent - way possible.
101 marvellous facts, brilliantly explained: Why do we have nails? Why is the sky blue? Why can birds stand on electric wires and not be electrocuted? Educate your child with minimum effort, and in blissful peace and quiet. The perfect source of fascinating facts for any child who doesn't want to be Boring when they Grow Old.
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