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Tom Jackson has been an author for about 15 years. He has written more than 60 books and contributed to hundreds of others. Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. Tom has written about everything from alpine skiing to nanotechnology and algebra to ping pong.
Following on from Quiz Whiz, Quiz Whiz Nature and Quiz Whiz History, this fourth title in the series contains more than 300 questions and answers about sport on its information-rich pages. The text is geared perfectly for the age group, with smaller paragraphs, larger fonts and eight questions per spread.
A comprehensive exploration of our oceans, covering geography, ecosystems and animals through a mix of illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams. Map out the oceans layers, from the sunlight zone to the abyss, exploring the conditions within each zone and the different creatures that live there, as well as exploring features of the ocean floor such as underwater volcanoes, thermal vents and the mid-Atlantic ridge. It also: Explores ocean currents and tides. Looks at the migrations of different ocean-dwelling creatures. Maps the sea bed, including information on how oceanographers gather their data Explores sea temperatures and ocean chlorophyll and plankton, looking at the impact these elements have on ecosystems. Looks at environmental issues such as pollution, acidification, ice-cap melt and rising temperatures.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our nations today - but what is it? Hasn't it always been happening? What is making it worse? Why do some people deny its happening? The concept of climate change and all of its implications is discussed as part of the What's the Issue series. What's the Issue asks 'what's all the fuss about?' It reviews what is at stake when we think about climate change, with the aim of helping young people to understand this difficult subject and provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions on the issue.
Discover major scientific theories, how they have developed and the fascinating discoveries that have led to them and supported them. Then go beyond the theory to explore the possibilities that are yet to come! From discovering life on other planets, to cloning humans, find out what scientists are doing right now to deepen our understanding and make the impossible possible!