Discover the mind-bending, super-weird science that they daren't teach in school!This book is packed with incredible optical illusions, cool experiments, sneaky hacks, hilarious pranks, and science-based "magic" tricks that will blow your friends' socks off.
This inspirational book celebrates the lives and achievements of highly original, convention-defying scientists who trod the road less travelled, overcame great odds, and changed the world. Spanning from the Renaissance to the present day, this beautifully illustrated full-colour book explores some of the greatest innovators in the history of science.
Why does popcorn pop? What makes you hiccup? Why do zebras have stripes? The answers to these and many other brain-teasing questions can be found in this fact-packed book. Set out in a Q&A format, this engaging full-colour book introduces scientific topics with accuracy, humour and fun.
Our lives have been taken over by a tiny virus we can't even see. But what IS a virus? How do viruses spread? Why should everyone keep washing their hands? How does a vaccine work? And what can we do to STAY WELL? Lift the flaps to find out.
Learn how to crack codes and unravel mazes, and discover why finding a prime number can make you a millionaire. Impress your friends with magic tricks and mind-reading techniques, and find out about the simple puzzles that have stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. With a colourful and quirky design.
Join popular television presenter Johnny Ball as he explores the history of maths and measuring and shows why it is still a magical way to find out how everything works today. All about Maths helps make maths magically simple, from pi, the amazing number that unlocks the secret of circles and spheres, to perfect proportions
Wild About Science explores the fascinating scientific world and look at how magnets work, which great minds have helped to shape the world, and what goes on inside the human body. Bite-sized paragraphs, packed with interesting facts Detailed diagrams and cutaways to help understanding Projects and quizzes encourage fun learning
HORRIBLE SCIENCE: DANGEROUS DISEASES coughs up all the disgusting details of the squelchiest sicknesses that mankind has suffered through. From the cruel common cold to shocking smallpox, see what happens when your body is attacked by germs!
David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science!
Welcome to the bright and exciting world of biology. Dive in and explore the tree of life, ecosystems, the human body, the world of plants and why your planet needs you. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites about biology, from tiny microbes to entire rainforests.
Explore the microscopic world of bacteria, viruses and other microbes with this fascinating lift-the-flap book. Discover how germs spread, how the immune system works, the amazing vaccines and antibiotics humans have created, and much more. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for activities and videos and up to date information about...
This beautifully illustrated book is a perfect introduction for young children. Budding scientists can explore the world around them, from plants and animals to magnets and mirrors - and try some hands-on experiments along the way. With Quicklinks to specially selected websites with videos and quizzes.
From atoms and X-rays to the Big Bang and the Internet, brilliant breakthroughs by successful scientists have changed the world. Dip inside this intriguing book to read the stories of 100 scientists and their amazing discoveries, including Marie Curie and Albert Einstein.
From reproduction to respiration and from enzymes to ecosystems, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring the science to life.
This stunning illustrated children's book takes an innovative look at the circle of life, including animals, dinosaurs, stars, volcanoes, and even YOU. Everything has a beginning and an end, but what happens in between? Follow the migration of zebra across the vast plains, meet penguins guarding their eggs on the ice, and watch butterflies emerge from...
Have you ever wondered what makes electricity? Or what's inside an atom? Or how high the Moon really is? Or what light is made of and why you need it? The Science Squad provides all the answers in this colourful, fact-packed and informative book, explaining more than 100 key STEAM concepts in a clear way that will appeal to children aged five and above.
From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the science to life and make studying a breeze.
Meet the masterminds behind the greatest inventions in history with this nonfiction book for kids aged 7 to 9. Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great...
Maths makes the world go around. An educational book that will give you surprising answers to everyday maths challenges. This book unpacks how maths is an essential part of our everyday life in ways that you never thought of. Crazy facts, magic tricks, mathematical brainteasers and beautiful illustrations show you that maths is interesting, fun, and...
What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? Explore the fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? Why are fingerprints so important in an investigation?
This book introduces children ages 7-9 to the amazing science of DNA, genetics, and what makes you you. It's inside every living plant and animal, from the tiniest seed to the person standing next to you, but how much do you know about DNA? This book gives children an in-depth look at DNA and its role in all living things--from why we have...
With more than 30 activities and crafts that children can play their way through, this kids' book takes the fear away from maths. Children will find out that being a mathematician isn't just about scrawling numbers on a dusty chalkboard - it is part of our everyday lives!
Marvel at the mind-boggling world of atoms and molecules - the building blocks of EVERYTHING everywhere (including you). Lift over 90 flaps to learn about atoms, molecules, compounds and electrons, and chemical reactions and explore the Periodic Table. With links to specially selected websites for activities and videos.