An amazing guide to the wonders of physics, handily broken down into accessible bite-sized chunks and particularly helpful for anyone new to or flummoxed by physics. Packed with quirky illustrations and fascinating factual titbits, this book is both an incredibly useful companion to school studies and an absorbing read in its own right. Books in The Cool Series; Cool Maths Cool Physics Cool Astronomy Cool Science Tricks Cool Nature Cool Mythology Cool Coding Cool Architecture Cool Philosophy Cool Art
A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring information on the amazing world of coding and computing, this book is the perfect introduction to this most essential of subjects.
Stories, gods, heroes and villains from the world’s great mythologies are all featured in this compact and appealing information book. It is therefore filled with great stories, some familiar, others less so, but it also compares the different myths, examining the recurring themes so that young readers are prompted to think about what myths are for, and why mankind needs them. It’s fascinating stuff and the lively, colourful design and layout make the book very accessible for young readers. This is a book that not only provides huge amounts of information but that will also inspire an ongoing interest in the subject. ~ Andrea Reece
A lot can happen in 4.6 billion years, and this compact little information book aims to bring readers up to date on the key things that have occurred since the Earth was formed by taking a close and detailed look at nature. Indeed, it opens with a quote from Albert Einstein: ‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’. A variety of topics are covered and the mix of friendly, engaging text and bright, appealing illustrations convey a great deal of facts and outline the thinking behind them. There are also regular suggestions for experiments readers can do – clearly explained – to back up the theory. This will appeal to any young person eager to learn more about the natural world. ~ Andrea Reece
Want to know more about the buildings around you? Can't tell a Doric from a Corinthian column? Interested in how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and how on earth a dome stays up? Then this book is for you. Packed with absorbing facts and quirky illustrations, Cool Architecture tells you everything you need to know about architecture around the world, from the simple dwellings created by the earliest humans to today's most innovative buildings, via forbidding medieval strongholds, great 18th-Century palaces and the classic Art Deco skyscrapers of New York. Learn about the great architectural movements and the personalities that created them, and explore the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Parthenon in Greece to the (current) world's tallest skyscraper, the Khalifa Tower in Dubai. This book is a perfect introduction to what's cool about the fascinating world of architecture. Word count: 20,000
Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you'll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is - in a way you'll never forget. Word count: 20,000
With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point ...and almost everything in between! Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars from your own back garden, right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space so you'll never forget them.
Much more than a basic history of art, this fascinating book will teach you how colour works, how to have a profound experience in an art gallery, and where to see the best art in the world. Packed with intriguing and playful images, Cool Art is the ideal gift for all ages - not only will it engage children and teens in creative ideas, it will provide a feast of useful facts for adults to impress their friends with at dinner parties. From Caravaggio to Banksy, the Renaissance to Minimalism, explore the ideas, meaning and techniques behind the world's masterpieces, with a hefty dose of fun along the way.
Subtitled 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages and is an attempt to convince non-Mathematicians that Maths can be exciting, great brain exercise and even – Fun. Cool Maths aims to show you how Maths is the mainstay of modern life and can be encountered in all sorts of unusual places solving all sorts of problems. It’s good for raw recruits and old timers, a nifty way of getting readers over their maths aversion. Lots of examples, puzzles and tips and tricks to get you involved.
Filled to the brim with fantastic science feats that are easy to learn and difficult to forget! It's a book for kids (and for those adults who have never grown up - yes dad that's you!). Hours of entertainment too for families to get together and explore the world of science. The tricks are amazing so learn the tricks of the trade and you will soon be able to amaze and astound friends and family with your talent for science. Just some of the tricks barely contained within the book are Smoking Fingers!, Cola can-can!, Visible Sound Waves!, Disappearing Coins and ...the trick where you achieve the impossible with just a piece of paper! And many, many more!
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