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Dan Green is a London-based writer and editor with an amazing ability for science communication. He is the Editor of The Week Junior's brand new Science+Nature magazine. His award-winning books include Rebel Science and Basher Science, and have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
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Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to
understand what's out there. This encyclopedia takes you on a journey through time and space to discover our place in the Universe.
From the planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, we invite you to take a journey
through the wonders of the Universe.
Get ready to discover the story of the Universe one page at a time! This educational book for
young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries
Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language,
The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding
almost 100 big astronomical ideas.
The Way to The Stars is Open!
How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter? Now you
can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book
about our Universe!
Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you'll learn more
about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution. Dive into the mind-boggling
theories of recent science in a user-friendly format that makes the information easy to follow.
Explore the biographies, theories, and discoveries of key astronomers through the ages such
as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking.
To infinity and beyond! Journey through space and time with us:
- From Myth to Science 600 BCE - 1550 CE
- The Telescope Revolution 1550 - 1750
- Uranus to Neptune 1750 - 1850
- The Rise of Astrophysics 1850 - 1915
- Atom, Stars, And Galaxies 1915 - 1950
- New Windows on The Universe 1950 - 1917
- The Triumph of Technology 1975 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Astronomy Book is part of the award-
winning Big Ideas series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along
with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
A Young Adult Library Services Association Outstanding Books for the College Bound and
Lifelong Learners list selection
A Mom's Choice Awards® Honouring Excellence Gold Seal of Approval for Young Adult
A Parents' Choice Gold Award winner
Did the Universe start with a Big Bang? Is light a wave, a particle - or both? Are we the cause of global warming?
Science has made it possible to comprehend the world we live in and the theoretical multiverses beyond, offering technological advances and extending the frontiers of knowledge.
Written in plain English, The Science Book presents 80 of the most trailblazing ideas in physics, chemistry, and biology. It is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, classic quotes that make scientific discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations that enhance and play with our understanding of science. Whatever your grasp of the subject, whether you're a keen student or an armchair expert, you'll find plenty to stimulate you within this book.
Part of the popular "Big Ideas" series, The Science Book is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Stand by for hours of blissful immersion in the world of film - the world's "seventh art".
The Movie Book is your detailed guide to 100 seismic films, from Intolerance (1916) to the groundbreaking Boyhood (2014).
Part of the Big Ideas series, The Movie Book is your perfect companion and reference with infographics to explain swift-moving plots and complicated relationships. It shows The Godfather's complicated web of family and associates, for example, and gives minute-by-minute plot lines to iconic movies such as Taxi Driver or Blade Runner.
One film can influence another and this indispensable and crystal clear guide explains what inspired Quentin Tarantino to use a glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction, for example, or how Jaws triggered decades of summer action blockbusters.
Liberally sprinkled with gorgeous stills, pithy quotes and trivia detail, The Movie Book brings you new insights into your favourites and introduces you to little-known masterpieces from around the world.
Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! Basher Science has come to the rescue by mixing science and art to create a unique periodic table. From unassuming oxygen to devious manganese, the incredible elements show you the periodic table as you've never seen it before.
Basher Science: The Periodic Table gives a face, voice and personality to the chemical elements, making learning chemistry easy and a whole lot more fun. This new expanded edition reflects the latest discoveries, and now each of the 115 elements has not just a picture but an information-packed page all to itself.
Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. With his stylish, contemporary characters he communicates science brilliantly.
Basher Science: Physics, Why Matter Matters! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Imagine physics as a community full of wacky characters--the building blocks of the universe each with a unique personality. This book throws open the doors and welcomes you into their amazing world. From gravity to the theory of relativity, this unique book provides visual interpretations of complex concepts, designed to make learning physics easier and a whole lot more fun!
Basher Science: Chemistry, Getting a Big Reaction created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us.
INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY taught thousands of kids about the incredible systems that work together to make the human body function. what makes us who we are. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS THE HUMAN BODY will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated Common Core-aligned content about our amazing bodies. With vivid full-color photographs on each page and illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.
Basher Science: Biology, Life As We Know It created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Nature's building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body's parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- forward text make it all clear—and fun!
Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Like a Facebook for the universe, Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The universe has never been so cool.
An entertaining and informative exploration of the human body, from the big boss sending out orders in the brain to waste being sorted and delivered out of the body.
The Human Body Factory splits the human body into easy sections, with each ‘department' introduced by the busy workers who keep everything running smoothly, the ingenious artworks are packed with humorous details, all backed up with Dan Green's fascinating facts and accessible text describing and explaining the body's processes. There's a fun search-and-find activity on each page, as well as quiz at the end to see how much you've discovered about the human body. Whether it's toxic signs and workers wearing biohazard suits in the large intestine, lab workers in dinghies mixing gastric juices in the stomach with a giant whisk, or the lungs depicted as a gym, you'll find plenty to amaze and amuse in this comprehensive, fact-filled guide to the human body.