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Clear Bright Future A Radical Defence of the Human Being

Clear Bright Future A Radical Defence of the Human Being

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway? In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?

Reading Planet KS2 - The Inside Story of Money - Level 5: Mars - Non-Fiction

Reading Planet KS2 - The Inside Story of Money - Level 5: Mars - Non-Fiction

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

100% Get the Whole Picture: Human Body

100% Get the Whole Picture: Human Body

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Learn about the human body through facts focused on percentages. Did you know blood is made of 55% plasma and 45% blood cells? Together they make 100% blood. Or that 65% of the body is water? Lungs, the brain, muscles, senses are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our body works. Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole. The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams. It is a fun approach to science, leaving behind long lists of facts and presenting information in a relevant and easy-to-understand way. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

100% Get the Whole Picture: Our Living Planet

100% Get the Whole Picture: Our Living Planet

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Learn about our planet Earth through facts focused on percentages. Did you know that 40% of volcanoes are active and 60% aren't? Find out what causes earthquakes and how they are measured. Habitats, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and the air we breathe are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our planet works. Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole. The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams. It is a fun approach to science, leaving behind long lists of facts and presenting information in a relevant and easy-to-understand way. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

The International Yeti Collective

The International Yeti Collective

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Warm, wise and wonderful - Sophie Anderson, author of THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS and THE GIRL WHO SPEAKS BEAR An epic adventure with big feet and an even bigger heart! Ella is in the Himalayas with her uncle searching for yeti. But what seems like the adventure of a lifetime is cut short when she realizes that these secretive creatures might not want to be found. Tick knows it's against yeti law to approach humans. So when some arrive on the mountain, why does he find himself peering through the trees to get a closer look? What Tick doesn't know is that his actions will set off a series of events that threaten the existence of yeti all over the world. What can he do to make things right? Just when all hope seems lost, help comes in the most unexpected form... Praise for THE INTERNATIONAL YETI COLLECTIVE: An adventure like no other - Professor Ben Garrod, biologist, conservationist and author Funny, moving and action-packed - Sinead O'Hart, author of THE EYE OF THE NORTH and THE STAR-SPUN WEB

A World of Supercars

A World of Supercars

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Enter the super-fast and furious world of supercars A World of Supercars is crammed with amazing, up-close photographs of some of the most famous supercars in the world, and all the top facts and figures about their performance. Get up to speed on engine types, aerodynamics, handling and other tech topics, and meet the stars of the supercar world. Perfect reading for petrol-heads aged 9 and up. Contents list: Just what IS a supercar? The first supercar? Engines Ferrari 812 Superfast McLaren Senna Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta NiO EP9 Aerodynamics Falcon F7 Apollo Intensa Emozione Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari FXX-K Evo McLaren 720S Handling Bugatti Chiron Sport Aston Martin DB10 Ford GT Weight Lotus Exige Cup 430 Pagani Huayra Roadster Lamborghini Centenario 9ff Porsche GTurbo Speed and acceleration Hennessey Venom GT/F5 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Polizia The Ring Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Lamborghini Huracan Performante Dodge Viper ACR Extreme Do you speak supercar? Finding out more Index

Building the World: Engineering

Building the World: Engineering

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover how engineering has shaped the world around us. Find out how we cross rivers, construct roads, build skyscrapers and dig valuable minerals out of the ground. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

Building the World: Power Stations and Electricity

Building the World: Power Stations and Electricity

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

The Wee that Animals Pee

The Wee that Animals Pee

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Discover the wackiest facts about animals and their wee - and the scintillating science behind it! Welcome to the weird world of animal wee! Find out which animals are the fastest at peeing, which animals don't actually pee and how animal wee can save the planet! Impress friends with would you wee-lieve it? wacky animal wee facts and discover the fascinating science behind animal wee, with Paul Mason's highly accessible and entertaining text. The Poo that Animals Do illustrator Tony De Saulles combines his trademark humorous artwork with fun, factual photographs to create a bladder-busting encyclopedia of animal wee. Perfect for any curious reader but ideally pitched for 7+

Building the World: Technology

Building the World: Technology

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover in this book how technology powers our homes, keeps us healthy and helps us to have fun. It also takes a look forward to see how technology might develop in the future, from robot pets to the latest deep space probes.

Building the World: Transport

Building the World: Transport

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Paralympic Power

Paralympic Power

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readers A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events, from 5-a-side football to powerlifting and from badminton to boccia. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events are categorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

How to Design the World's Best Bike In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Bike In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world! From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions! Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teofilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikan/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wust/Netherlands Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjorgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world! The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents The changing Olympics Athletics (track) Athletics (field) Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index