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Colin Stuart is a renowned astronomy speaker and author whose books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a 2014 runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize, Colin has also written publications featured in The Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Focus and The Observer, and has spoken about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live.
The Periodic Table Personified | Colin Stuart is a renowned astronomy speaker, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a well-regarded writer across a wide variety of media, hence this book comes with an impeccable pedigree. The delight of it is that it has taken a rather solemn and serious subject and – by presenting all the information in infographics – created a bright, very informative introduction to the periodic table! Each element in the Periodic table has a whole page devoted to the information about it – which includes a delightful host of weird and wonderful characters playing the elements! Each element is presented as a figure (host) with symbols showing its state at room temperature i.e. solid, liquid or gas, then where on earth it can be found. There are symbols for whether it is harmful to humans or not and any special use it is put to. A picture of the electron shell formation is included, its atomic mass and also the elements’ rankings i.e. its density, melting point and boiling point. This plus the date of discovery, and a short paragraph on typical usage of the element make this a valuable and informative look at the Periodic table. I feel sure the interesting approach and the fun illustrations will help some young chemists find a way into the topic perhaps earlier than usual. It will also have real benefit in aiding those of us who may otherwise struggle with Chemistry – me included!
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 | Learn about mathematics in an extraordinary new light. Stunning surrealist artwork by Ximo Abadia meets easy-to-read informative text by science writer Colin Stuart to create highly engaging content that will inspire future engineers, mathematicians and scientists.
While geeks' obsessive desire for data makes them constant curators of useless information, it also drives them to great lengths to find the solutions to everyday problems. How do you make the perfect cup of tea? What are the moves that will impress a hot date on the dance floor? Is there an optimum angle for skimming a stone? Science the Sh*t Out of Life reveals the nerdy secrets to living smarter, offering scientifically sourced advice for dealing with everything life throws at you. Presented with top tips, infographics and a sense of humour, Science the Sh*t Out of Life appeals not just to Star Trek junkies and computer nerds but to anyone seeking answers to some of life's eternal questions.
Sit back and enjoy a cosmic tour of our awe-inspiring solar system with this illuminating illustrated guide. Aimed at children aged 8+, this exciting book makes learning a complex subject fun and accessible. Gaze at the beauty of our planets, Sun and Moon and learn fascinating facts about them, discover dwarf planets, comets and asteroids, find out how our solar system came into existence, and study the history and future of space exploration. With insightful, bite-sized facts to devour and fabulous illustrations to marvel at, budding astronomers will be inspired and instilled with a sense of wonder at the diversity of our incredible solar system.
How to Live in Space is the ultimate guide to your future life in space. Physicist and astronomer Colin Stuart takes you through the training process, examines the practicalities of everyday life and looks ahead to space tourism, moon bases and interstellar travel. Presented with infographics and photographs, How to Live in Space is a scientific yet entertaining guide to living in orbit, the viability of terraforming and the long-term effects of space on the human body.
Designed to present physics in a totally new light, this science book explores the topics of physics, light and sound alongside incredible artwork from surrealist artist Ximo Abadia. Visualise sonar sound, discover the speed of light and understand basic quantum physics with easy to understand, engaging text by acclaimed science writer Colin Stuart. Impressive design meets exciting content in this physics title that will truly captivate and inspire.
Are you looking for an easy way to get your Key Stage 2 kids to learn maths when they have to stay at home? Home school doesn't have to be boring: play awesome number bingo, make chocolate crispy cakes with the ingredient ratios, build a 3D pyramid, create your own unique tessellation masterpiece, and much more! With over 30 fantastic activities, extraordinary facts and stats and cool illustrations, this amazing STEM book will inspire children aged 8 and over to become top notch number crunchers! The STEM editorial consultant is Georgette Yakman, founding researcher and creator of the integrative STEAM framework.
Since the earliest humans walked the earth, the vast mysteries and wonders of the night sky have fascinated and beguiled us, as we've struggled to understand our place in the cosmos. Even after the last century, which saw important and startling discoveries about our own planet, our solar system and the stars and galaxies beyond, there remain more questions than answers. But those questions - What is dark matter? Are we alone in the universe? Is time travel possible? - provide a fascinating insight into the vastness and infinite possibilities of space that we're yet to determine. The sheer scale of the universe can be intimidating, but in this easily digestible book we embark on an incredible journey through all the essential astronomical discoveries, from the beliefs of ancient civilizations, through to the recent groundbreaking observations of the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago. There's never been a better time to get to grips with the universe and this essential guide to the cosmos is the perfect place to start!
An exploration of space and time and a journey of discovery, through thirteen of the most fascinating Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution of Great Britain over the last 200 years. With a foreword by ESA astronaut Tim Peake. Started at the Royal Institution (RI) in 1825 by Michael Faraday, the Christmas Lectures have been broadcast on television since the 1960s and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. First devised to attract young people to the magic of science through spectacular demonstrations, they are now watched by millions of people around the world every year. Drawing on the incredible archive at the RI, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, this book will focus on thirteen of the most captivating Lectures given at the RI on space and time, taking a look at what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since.
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