In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics.’ Galileo (1564-1642) People have always sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules which govern our world and beyond.
People who enjoy puzzles, including all the millions who play sudoku every day, will love The Strange and Infinite World of Numbers. Tim Sole has been publishing puzzle books since 1988 and three of his titles have won the accolade of being Official American Mensa Puzzle Books.
This dictionary of mythology is a wonderful and invaluable reference guide to the various myths and legends from across the globe. Dip into this A-Z guide to discover the names of devious gods, enchanted objects and ancient cities, as well as the cultures.
A History of the World covers human history from its earliest origins right up to the modern day. Spanning the globe, it includes everything you need to know about the civilizations, the people, the ideas and the conflicts that shaped the world.
This brilliant book contains everything young space fans need to know about the Moon, the planets and outer space. There are two fantastic models to build: an astronaut and the Moon Buggy, the vehicle astronauts used to explore the Moon.
From the inner workings of the brain to the wonders of DNA, this fact-packed encyclopedia contains everything you need to know about the human body! Illustrated with exceptional photography and cutting-edge CG artworks.
Learn to draw everything from the texture of a silken cloth to a body in dynamic movement with this easy-to-follow guide. Barrington Barber is a working artist and best-selling author of many practical art titles.
Alan Turing is often called the father of modern computing. During the Second World War, he worked at Bletchley Park, where top secret work was carried out to decipher the military codes used by Germany and her allies.
Packed full of fascinating facts, awesome activities and exciting illustrations, this is the ultimate kids’ guide to crystals and precious gems. Inside this book, you’ll find everything you need to know about why gemstones are formed.
Have you ever made a cola fountain, made sugar cubes glow in the dark, or bounced an egg like a rubber ball? Find out how to perform lots of amazing experiments at home and learn all about the super-cool science behind them!