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Books in the series: Big Ideas

What Does the Moon Taste Like?

What Does the Moon Taste Like?

Author: Thomas Canavan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Why are black holes black? Why can't you tickle yourself? For the answers to these, and many more science questions, just look inside! Young readers will be blown away by this book of crazy science facts. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons, What Does the Moon Taste Like? will introduce children to the basics of biology, chemistry and physics, in a fun and accessible way. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged 7+, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, funny, and gross!

Did T. Rex Have Feathers?

Did T. Rex Have Feathers?

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Was T. rex related to chickens? Why were dinosaurs so massive? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this astounding book, containing many brilliant books about all your favourite Jurassic creatures. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain!

Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth?

Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth?

Author: Thomas Canavan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Were there cannibals in Anglo-Saxon times? What's the stinkiest fruit you can eat? To find out the revolting answers to these questions, and many more, just look inside! Discover gruesome facts about foul food, horrid history, grotty bodies, scary science and appalling animals. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain! Perfect for children aged 7+.

What Makes You Hiccup?

What Makes You Hiccup?

Author: Thomas Canavan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Why does tickling make you laugh? What happens if you eat upside down? For the answers to these questions, and many more, just look inside! This fantastic fact book is all themed around the human body. Featuring hilarious cartoon illustrations, What Makes You Hiccup? will help children name different organs and learn basic biological principles, all while laughing at the body's gross quirks. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged 7+, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross!

Big Ideas: Drawing Faces

Big Ideas: Drawing Faces

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Big Ideas: Drawing Animals

Big Ideas: Drawing Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The Tyranny of Choice

The Tyranny of Choice

Author: Renata Salecl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt. The Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism's shrill exhortations to 'be oneself' can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change. With wisdom, humour and sensitivity, Renata Salecl examines the complexity of the essential human capacity to choose which has become mired in consumerist ironies.

Violence

Violence

Author: Slavoj Zizek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Zizek argues that the physical violence we see is often generated by the systemic violence that sustains our political and economic systems. With the help of eminent philosophers like Marx, Engel and Lacan, as well as frequent references to popular culture, he examines the real causes of violent outbreaks like those seen in Israel and Palestine and in terrorist acts around the world. Ultimately, he warns, doing nothing is often the most violent course of action we can take.