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About Jack Challoner
Jack left the museum in 1991 to write science and technology books, and to write and perform science shows in museums, libraries and schools. He's been doing all that ever since, with nearly forty books to his name. He also works as a consultant on other people's science books, and sometimes in television, helping to develop new ideas or work up existing ones.
He is also a musician and singer, writing, producing and performing music. He lives in Bristol, England.
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See science as you've never seen it before.
This extraordinary encyclopedia fuels your imagination with its truly ground-breaking visual approach to the world around us. Jaw-dropping 3D computer-generated images burst from the pages, detailing the tiny atoms that make up our Universe and the incredible forces that keep it all together. From mixtures and metamorphosis to friction and flying, the wonders of biology, chemistry, and physics are brought to together in one must-have volume. Travel to the tropics to see feeding flamingoes dive deep underwater to swim with a blue whale, and rush to the racetrack to lift the top on a Formula 1 car.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core subjects in glorious technicolor detail alongside easy explanations and fun facts to spark young minds to the science that surrounds us.
Part of DK's hugely successful Knowledge Encyclopedia series, this is the perfect accompaniment to the school syllabus and an essential addition to every family library.
This award-winning science book is bubbling over with entertaining and educational experiments for budding scientists to follow at home or in the classroom.
Build a soap-powered sailboat, recreate the Solar System out of rubber bands, construct your own colorful kaleidoscope, or make mouthwatering monster marshmallows. Explore the whole range of imaginative activities offered.
A foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, sets the tone for this spectacular book. Try your hand at 28 different science projects, using simple instructions, everyday ingredients, and stunning photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind each and every experiment, while contemporary examples give a clear context to better understand important scientific principles.
Grab your goggles, put on your lab coat, and let's get started!
Learn how to think like a scientist and discover the skills it takes to bring scientific theories and practical experiments together at home.
Maker Lab Outdoors takes kids on a journey to better understand the world of science that will keep the whole family curiously experimenting for hours.
Everything around your household is an apparatus. Maker Lab Outdoors book teaches your aspiring scientist how to use common household items to conduct dozens of mind-blowing science experiments. The book displays rich visual illustrations, easy to follow step-by-step instructions and rigorous attention to detail. It also contains activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Each science activity has a clear how it works explanation, revealing the fascinating science behind the experiments, along with real-world examples. The best way to learn is to have fun. This easy to read and understand book about science contains facts and experiments suitable for young aspiring scientists.
Learn The Science Behind Every Experiment
Play pretend your favorite scientist or become one at home. Maker Lab Outdoors takes you on a step-by-step guide on how to do sensational science experiments like creating enormous bubbles, explore freeze-thaw action and constructing a compass using everyday materials in the great outdoors. This book will inspire you to start conducting your own experiments and exploring the principles of science.
This interactive science book supports STEM education initiatives, a must have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings. Written by Author Robert Winston, a world-renowned scientist who has combined ground-breaking academic work with an ability to communicate ideas in a method of general understanding.
Maker Lab Outdoors explores the science of:
- Earth and Sky
- Water Power
- Nature Watch
- World of Weather
- And more
Maker Lab Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects features twenty-five science projects and experiments to be done outside using common household items, sparking kids' creativity and helping them develop science skills through hands-on learning.
Water is so ubiquitous in our lives that it is easy to take for granted. The average American uses ninety gallons of water a day; nearly every liquid we encounter is mostly water--milk, for example, is 87 percent water. Clouds and ice--water in other forms--affect our climate. Water is the most abundant substance on Earth, and the third-most abundant molecule in the universe. In this lavishly illustrated volume, science writer Jack Challoner tells the story of water, from its origins in the birth of stars to its importance in the living world.
Water is perhaps the most studied compound in the universe--although mysteries about it remain--and Challoner describes how thinkers from ancient times have approached the subject. He offers a detailed and fascinating look at the structure and behavior of water molecules, explores the physics of water--explaining, among other things, why ice is slippery--and examines the chemistry of water. He investigates photosynthesis and water's role in evolutionary history, and discusses water and weather, reviewing topics that range from snowflake science to climate change. Finally, he considers the possibility of water beyond our own hydrosphere--on other planets, on the Moon, in interstellar space.
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La Historia de la ciencia es la introducción perfecta a la ciencia. Es un poco parecido a ver lo más destacado de un partido de futbol importante: si ves lo más sobresaliente te das una idea de lo que fue el partido completo en apenas unos minutos.
Aquí está lo más destacado de 500 años de descubrimientos científicos, contado en 27 episodios, con la presencia de los científicos más importantes, sus logros y los increíbles descubrimientos que cambiaron nuestro entendimiento de cómo funciona el mundo a nuestro alrededor.
A dedicated scientist, the results of his work are still evident. He saved untold lives. This is his story.