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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.
Even the most reluctant readers are curious about cloning and the scientific future of human evolution. This book finally makes it possible for them to access the latest information about genetic engineering, stem cells, heredity and the idea that humans may be able to manipulate the process of reproduction to create the offspring they want. It even covers hot topics like eugenics and the genetic modification of plants and animals used for food. With vivid, full-colour artwork and fascinating fact boxes throughout, this book will find a perfect home in any collection.
The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.
The reality of autonomous machines with artificial intelligence is becoming more real every day. The ability of machines to think and learn fascinates everyone, but now even the most reluctant readers have a chance to engage in learning about the history and future of robotics. This book covers everything from the 18th century French automatons to Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, from self-driving cars and smart homes to assembly and military robots. Each spread is complimented with vivid artwork that further illuminates the accessible, exciting text.
What happens when something goes into a black hole? This book explores some of the major ideas in cosmology, bringing quarks, preons, hypothetical subparticles, pulsars, galaxies, the Big Bang theory, dark energy and gravitational waves to life with accessible language and vivid full-colour artwork. The text includes fascinating fact boxes that add extra interest. Whether it's about Stephen Hawking or the James Webb telescope, even the most reluctant readers are sure to enjoy this book.
Did you know that Penguins have wings and feathers but they can't fly? Instead they have evolved into the most efficient swimmers and divers of all birds. Even on land penguins are surprisingly agile and can travel vast distances on foot or by 'toboganning', sliding on their stomachs over the ice' propelled by their wings and feet. Penguins is an outstanding collection of photographs showing these intriguing animals in their natural habitat. You'll discover how penguins survive the frozen Antarctic; their short outer feathers overlap, like tiles on a roof, to form a thick waterproof layer, and underneath are fluffier feathers for warmth. They also huddle together to keep warm. How do penguins sleep? They take short naps during the day and evening. They have the unique ability to sleep while standing up or in the water. Penguins features a variety of species, from the Emperor, Chinstrap and Adelie penguins in the Antarctic to the Magellanic, Southern Rockhopper and Yellow- crested Macaroni penguins of Chile. With full captions explaining how these animals hunt and feed, rear their young and cope with such adverse weather conditions, Penguins is a brilliant examination in 150 outstanding colour photographs of this fascinating animal.
Other than the size of their ears (African elephants have much larger ears), how else do African and Asian elephants differ? Well, both male and female African elephants, rather than just some male Asian elephants, have long tusks. And African elephants also have two, rather than one, finger-like digits in their trunks to help grip. African elephants have more wrinkly skin, and their heads are more rounded, whereas Asian elephants have twin-domed heads. Elephants is an outstanding collection of photographs and captions showing these majestic animals in their natural habitat. You'll discover how, yes, African and Asian elephants differ, but also about the different species or subspecies in each continent. You will learn how herds of female elephants and their young are formed, how they feed and use their tusks - elongated incisor teeth - as weapons or for moving objects or digging, how they use their ears to cool themselves and how intelligent they are - they're up there with primates and dolphins. They have captured the popular imagination for thousands of years and have been domesticated by humankind., Featuring the surviving species and subspecies, from African bush elephants to Asian pygmy elephants, the book explores how these fascinating animals hunt and feed, reproduce and rear their young, compete, defend each other from predators, and protect the herd. Featuring 150 outstanding colour photographs, Elephants is a brilliant examination of the world's largest land mammal.
Open your 'human body construction guide' to reveal the answers to all your puzzling human biology questions! Find out what each body system does and how they fit together to create a living, breathing person. Styled as a construction guide, readers will explore the ten major body systems from the inside out - from your bones to your nerves! Each spread contains body part checklists and 'Don't forget' notes for key information, while a mini human body on each spread depicting the relevent body system works as a useful navigation tool when flicking through the book. The human engineer slant imparts STEM concepts for budding biologists and doctors. Prepare to get under the skin of the human body machine and find out what makes it tick.
Which is the densest element? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some elements radioactive? From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, this is a fresh new look at the Periodic Table. Combining cutting edge science with fascinating facts and stunning infographics, this book looks at the extraordinary stories of discovery, amazing properties and surprising uses of each elements, whether solid, liquid or gas - naturally occurring, synthesised or theoretical! From hydrogen to oganesson, this is a fact-filled visual guide to each element,each accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.