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Mike Goldsmith is a qualified astrophysicist and established children's science author and consultant. Twice nominated for the Junior Aventis Science Prize, he has written for Scholastic, Kingfisher and Hodder Wayland amongst others. Melvyn Evans is an illustrator and printmaker whose distinctive artwork has appeared in a range of media, from advertising to children's books.
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn’ approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each title makes the learning experience really fun. With fascinating topics ranging from Dinosaurs to Art, from Myths to Science, each of these books presents a key subject in a fresh and fascinating format. The subjects in each title are explained in 30-second sound-bites, supported by 3-second flash summaries. And if all that isn’t stimulating enough, the 3-minute mini-missions included will further challenge lively young minds. With colourful, original explanatory artwork on every page and text from a range of expert authors, these books are loaded with fun information and fast-track facts.
All aboard for the trip of a lifetime! This interactive guide to space travel recounts the human quest to venture ever deeper into space, from the race to put the first person on the Moon to manned stations in space and missions to Pluto and the outer planets. Explore the Solar System, from the first rockets to the outer planets and beyond, and learn about the pioneers who made space history including Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, and Neil Armstrong. In addition to the history of space travel, this unique guide contains activities and has clever features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world's iconic spacecrafts and their inner workings.
You've probably heard of a few inventors and their bright ideas..*Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone *George Stevenson and his Rocket (which was really a train) *John Logie Baird and his television. But have you heard that...*Bell didn't invent the phone, but he did make a weird machine out of hay and a human ear *Stevenson didn't invent the train, but he did spend a lot of time collecting gas in bladders *Baird's telly was useless, and so were his thermostatic socks? Yes, even though they're dead, inventors are still full of surprises-and the ten in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside story from their long lost notebooks, read the ground-breaking news stories as their inventions hit the headlines, and find out all about the bright ideas that changed the world.
Albert Einstein is the genius who invented e=mc2. He is possibly the brainiest scientist in history - and the battiest! But did you know that Al's life was almost as wild as his hair? Not only was an unruly young Al expelled from school, but he was spied on by the Nazis and the FBI. And after he died, he had his brain removed! Yes, even though he's dead, Al's still full of surprises.
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