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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.
If you already know your ABC why not try a different one? Why not learn the snakes alphabet? A is for anaconda, B is boa constrictor, C is for coral snake... With 26 slithery creatures, the A-Z of Snakes is excellent fun about the natural world. From adders to pythons, rattlesnakes to vipers, the book takes the reader on a colourful journey through the alphabet and includes snakes from all around the globe. Each snake is illustrated with an outstanding colour artwork, while a short description outlines its main characteristics, such as where it lives and if it is venomous. Each entry is explored over one page. Packed with colour, the A-Z of Snakes is the alphabet of some of the world's most fascinating creatures.
Find out about lava bombs, lost cities, lodestones and magnets, how the pyramids were made, who invented the coach trip, and why plumbers are called plumbers in this fantastic book jam-packed with super interesting facts and information about inventions and discoveries! Embark on a journey through a network of knowledge down the centuries and discover how we figured out the way to unlock the materials found in nature and then put them to work to transport us wherever we want to go. Did you know that cold rocks were turned into hot metals, invisible forces were picked up by carved stone, and sand and soot were used to make the toughest spacecraft ever? Explore how ideas have evolved through time with this brilliant fact-filled book.
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.