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              Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions
               

              Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert; Illustrated by Hawke, Jessamy

              • RRP: $40.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              Meet the masterminds behind the greatest inventions in history and marvel at their achievements with this non-fiction book for kids written by Professor Robert Winston. Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star H...edy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. The stories are as unusual as they are unique. From Lizzie Magie, who came up with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old - the inventors of this book have all used buckets-full of creativity to find ways to improve our world. These groundbreaking inventions range from the very earliest discoveries, to modern-day breakthroughs in science, food, transport, technology, toys, and more. Each page is packed with jaw-dropping facts, with every inventor's achievements written as a story. Professor Robert Winston's beautiful descriptions of the inventors' lives are brought to life through stunning watercolour illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their designs. Incredible hand-painted diagrams reveal the intricacies of a robotic arm, the first plane, and the printing press, so that young readers can see close-up how these amazing machines work. The inventors come from all walks of life and parts of the world, making this the perfect book for every budding inventor.
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              ISBN 9780241412466
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Robert Winston Science Squad Explains: Key science concepts made simple and fun
               

              Robert Winston Science Squad Explains: Key science concepts made simple and fun (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $30.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              All aboard the STEAM train! The Science Squad is here to explain amazing facts about science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. 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 nee...d it? Well now you can find out in a colourful, fact-packed and informative book that explains more than 100 key STEAM concepts in a really clear way that will appeal to kids aged 5 and above. Science is all around us, but often it is presented in a way that is difficult for children to comprehend - this fact-packed book is the perfect visual introduction to the key concepts that children need to know about all things STEAM. Each topic is explained using illustrated characters that represent science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. The five chapters in this book will be familiar to kids as they are places that they will have been to, such as school, the park, and the home. This is the second book in the Science Squad series, and is an essential read for young STEAM fanatics.
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              ISBN 9780241413876
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Explanatorium of Science
               

              Explanatorium of Science (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              The only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing ?photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work. Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why... some reactions go with a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers the bulbs in your home. Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe. Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.
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              ISBN 9780241359488
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Outdoor Maker Lab
               

              Outdoor Maker Lab (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $37.00
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              Brimming with exciting projects to help budding boffins explore the science of their surroundings. Using easy-to-find everyday materials, these are science experiments to do at home and in the garden.Written by Robert Winston, Outdoor Lab is an unmissable outdoor approach to scie...nce and STEM learning. Kids can extract DNA from strawberries to learn about genetic traits, make a model of tectonic plates to understand earthquakes, and make a wormery to learn about 'useful waste'. These wonderful experiments will help kids to understand our world and beyond by building a telescope and looking at the planets and stars or make a bottle rocket to learn about Newton's laws of physics. Outdoor Lab uses real-world examples and an irresistible mix of craft activities and experiments to get young scientists excited from the get-go.
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              ISBN 9780241302200
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Ask A Scientist: Professor Robert Winston Answers 100 Big Questions from Kids Around the World!

              Ask A Scientist: Professor Robert Winston Answers 100 Big Questions from Kids Around the World! (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $26.00
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              This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science. Questions cover all the popular science topics, including human body: Why do freckles come in dots on your face? ; physics: Could you jump off the wor...ld? ; Earth: Why is the sky blue? ; chemistry: Why are there bubbles in boiling water? ; natural science: Do dogs cry? , and space: Why will the Sun explode and make us extinct? These are real questions from children from around the world, and their questions are their very own. Robert Winston was inspired to write this book by the many questions posed by his grandchildren and by children from the schools he has visited over the years. The book includes some of these questions, plus many more gathered from countries all over the world - including the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, Canada, the USA, India, China, and Japan. The response to the survey that DK sent out was fantastic - there were so many great questions to choose from. The questions were carefully selected to cover the main science topics: chemistry, physics, human body, Earth, space, and natural science. They are fun, engaging, and include some that most adults wouldn't dare ask! Science can be a tricky subject for kids: this book gets a fresh new angle on it by looking at science from the child's point of view. Packed with weird and wacky questions and clear and lively answers - Ask a Scientist puts the fun back into science. And who could be a better scientist to ask questions to than Professor Robert Winston?
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              ISBN 9780241379240
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              All About Evolution
               

              All About Evolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Winston, Robert

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              • Internationally sourced

              Looks at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. This title shows how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future.

              ISBN 9780241243664
              Released NZ 16 May 2016
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Big Questions
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              Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

              Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $37.00
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              With experiments for budding scientists, this title lets them stir up some sticky slime, build a Solar System with rubber bands, power a speed boat using soap, and construct an erupting volcano. It also offers fact-filled panels that explain the science behind every experiment, a...nd real-world examples.
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              ISBN 9780241228449
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2016
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              That's Life

              That's Life (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

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              What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? This title takes kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive. From the very big to the microscopic, it lets them meet the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that play an important role in sustaining ...life on Earth. It is packed with colourful images, facts and stats.
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              ISBN 9781405391504
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2012
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              All About Biology
               

              All About Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $21.99
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              What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? In this title, the author takes kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive. Packed with colourful images, facts and stats, it introduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of l...ife.
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              ISBN 9780241243695
              Released NZ 16 May 2016
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Big Questions
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              All About Your Brain

              All About Your Brain (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Winston, Robert

              Packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn, this book uncovers the amazing things your brain does while you are awake and asleep.

              ISBN 9780241243596
              Released NZ 29 Feb 2016
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Big Questions
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