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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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With The Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life, Jack Challoner treats readers to a visually stunning tour of these remarkable molecular machines. Most of the living things we’re familiar with—the plants in our gardens, the animals we eat—are composed of billions or trillions of cells. Most multicellular organisms consist of many different types of cells, each highly specialized to play a particular role—from building bones or producing the pigment in flower petals to fighting disease or sensing environmental cues. But the great majority of living things on our planet exist as single cell. These cellular singletons are every bit as successful and diverse as multicellular organisms, and our very existence relies on them.
The book is an authoritative yet accessible account of what goes on inside every living cell—from building proteins and producing energy to making identical copies of themselves—and the importance of these chemical reactions both on the familiar everyday scale and on the global scale. Along the way, Challoner sheds light on many of the most intriguing questions guiding current scientific research: What special properties make stem cells so promising in the treatment of injury and disease? How and when did single-celled organisms first come together to form multicellular ones? And how might scientists soon be prepared to build on the basic principles of cell biology to build similar living cells from scratch.
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!
Science as you've never seen it before.
Illustrated with the latest CGI technology, this children's encyclopedia brings a groundbreaking new visual approach to the world of science. Crystal-clear computer-generated artworks pack the pages to reveal and explain spectacular aspects of the scientific world. Bursting with astonishing 3-D images, Science! reveals core science in stunning detail, from nanoparticles and elemental forces to the phenomenal wonders of the universe.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this ebook includes essential information and quirky facts that will appeal to both curious kids and interested adults. Easy-to-read, informative text encourages reading, and families will find fun, new science facts on every page.
Adopting an inventive approach to science that goes beyond the basic school curriculum, Science! interweaves core physics, chemistry, and biology topics with space exploration, life on Earth, and amazing views inside the human body. Chapters on materials and machines bring fundamental forces and chemical reactions to life and show readers how things work.
!Atención! Este libro se salta las partes aburridas.
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.
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.
A dedicated scientist, the results of his work are still evident. He saved untold lives. This is his story.