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Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Engineering and Industry

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Engineering and Industry

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

What happens in engineering and industry when machines break down, the wrong materials are used or the weather overpowers your invention? In the processes of engineering and industry, the smallest action can have a huge impact - and put your safety at risk! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Rainforest

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Rainforest

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

What happens in the rainforest when it gets too hot, animals get hungry or too many trees get chopped down? Actions in the rainforest can have a dramatic effect on the life of creature living there - and for the whole planet! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts at a KS2 level.

The Wee that Animals Pee

The Wee that Animals Pee

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

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+

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Human Body

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Human Body

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

What happens to the human body when a bone gets broken, it gets a shock or has an allergic reaction? The human body reacts in all kinds of ways - and not all of them pleasant! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Outer Space

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Outer Space

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

What happens in outer space when a star explodes, a spacewalk goes wrong or a meteor falls towards planet Earth? Actions in outer space can be jaw-dropping - and sometimes deadly! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Building the World: Transport

Building the World: Transport

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

See the world from a whole new angle as 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. Perfect reading for budding engineers and scientists aged 9 and up.

Building the World: Technology

Building the World: Technology

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

See the world from a whole new angle as isometric artwork reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our 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. Perfect reading for budding engineers and scientists aged 9 and up.

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2020

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Benin. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.

Body Bits: Hair-raising Human Body Facts

Body Bits: Hair-raising Human Body Facts

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Bizarre, incredible and downright gross facts about human and animal bodies In Hair-raising Human Body Facts, you'll learn about some of the most incredible things going on inside you right now! Giggle and gasp as you read about and see some truly astonishing (and sometimes silly) parts of the human body, such as your super-cool cornea, which gets its oxygen from the air and has no blood at all flowing to it, or your secretly clever nostrils, which take turns breathing - that's some amazing teamwork! The Body Bits series is written by the hilarious and knowledgeable Paul Mason, and illustrated by Dave Smith, whose laugh-out-loud and action-packed artwork can't be beaten. Reading and learning become a source of endless fun for even the most reluctant reader with Body Bits. For readers aged 7-9 years. Don't forget the other books in the series: Hair-raising Human Body Facts Dead-awesome Dinosaur Body Facts Eye-popping Plant Part Facts

Body Bits: Astounding Animal Body Facts

Body Bits: Astounding Animal Body Facts

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Bizarre, incredible and downright gross facts about human and animal bodies. In Astounding Animal Body Facts, you'll learn about some of the most unbelievable and intricate adaptations in the animal kingdom. Giggle and gasp as you read about and see some truly shocking animal bodies, such as the lungless ET salamander that breathes with its skin and looks like your favourite alien, or the pistol shrimp that can snap its huge claw shut at such great speed, it sends a wave through the water that stuns nearby fish - how's that for clever hunting? The Body Bits series is written by the hilarious and knowledgeable Paul Mason, and illustrated by Dave Smith, whose laugh-out-loud and action-packed artwork can't be beaten. Reading and learning become a source of endless fun for even the most reluctant reader with Body Bits. For readers aged 7-9 years. Don't forget the other books in the series: Hair-raising Human Body Facts Dead-awesome Dinosaur Body Facts Eye-popping Plant Part Facts

A World of Supercars

A World of Supercars

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2020

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

The Wee that Animals Pee

The Wee that Animals Pee

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2020

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+

Paralympic Power

Paralympic Power

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

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.

100% Get the Whole Picture: Forces and Matter

100% Get the Whole Picture: Forces and Matter

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Learn about forces and matter through facts focused on percentages. Did you know that only 12.5% of an iceberg is above the surface and the remaining 87.5% is below water? Find out about the different states of matter and the forces that govern them. Learn about forces and matter through facts focused on percentages. Liquids, solids, gases, buoyancy are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring forces and matter. 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. Other topics covered in the series are the human body, our living planet, energy and fuel, people and places, forces and matter, space and time. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

100% Get the Whole Picture: Space and Time

100% Get the Whole Picture: Space and Time

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Learn about space and time through facts focused on percentages. Did you know that only 10% of the Universe's galaxies can be seen by scientists, 90% still cannot be seen by today's telescopes? Find out about the objects zooming around the Solar System. The Big Bang, the Milky Way, black holes, dark matter are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring space and time. 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. Other topics covered in the series are the human body, our living planet, energy and fuel, people and places, forces and matter, space and time. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

100% Get the Whole Picture: People and Places

100% Get the Whole Picture: People and Places

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Learn about people and places through facts focused on percentages. Did you know that 66% of the world population lives in cities and just 34% lives in the countryside? Find out about the biggest cities on the planet. Cities, habitats, coastal areas are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring people and places. 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. Other topics covered in the series are the human body, our living planet, energy and fuel, people and places, forces and matter, space and time. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.