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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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              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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              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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              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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              All About Evolution
               

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

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $29.50
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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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              My Amazing Body Machine: A Colourful Visual Guide to How your Body Works
               

              My Amazing Body Machine: A Colourful Visual Guide to How your Body Works (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert; Illustrated by Gildersleeve, Owen

              • RRP: $35.99
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              My Amazing Body Machine takes kids on a unique and exciting journey through all the working parts of human anatomy. From our intricately wired brain to our squeezing, squelching guts and relentlessly pumping heart, renowned scientist Robert Winston exlores each part of this livin...g machine through incredible, original papercraft artworks by Owen Gildersleeve. With clear text and fascinating bite-size facts about the human body, My Amazing Body Machine is a body book that makes learning about biology fun. Up-close photography shows how your body works in an immediate and ingenious way. My Amazing Body Machine by Robert Winston is a fabulous, colourful book and makes understanding the most complex machine on Earth both simple and enjoyable: the human body.
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              ISBN 9780241283806
              Released NZ 1 May 2017
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 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: $29.87
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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
              Availability
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              All About Chemistry

              All About Chemistry (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $24.00
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              Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? This book answers these questions.

              ISBN 9780241206577
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2015
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Big Questions
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              Outdoor Maker Lab

              Outdoor Maker Lab (Hardback)

              By Winston, Robert

              • RRP: $38.84
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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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