Author(s): Tom Jackson
How does a 3D printer work? What stops a skyscraper from falling over? Where does a smart phone store information? Welcome to the world of engineering! Discover how the familiar machines and buildings in today's world are constructed, and how they function. How do scientists choose the right materials for the right job? Which scientific principles lie behind each machine or structure? Basher's highly original books explain difficult scientific concepts in ingenious ways, making them tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality and story to each topic - it's a truly brilliant way to communicate science.
The latest in the Basher universe looks at the machines and buildings in our everyday world, and discovers how they are made and work
The upbeat, first-person narratives and quirky art create an inviting way for children to learn about the breadth of what engineering can mean. -- Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly The upbeat, first-person narratives and quirky art create an inviting way for children to learn about the breadth of what engineering can mean. -- Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly
Tom Jackson is a highly experienced science writer and editor who has written books for Dorling Kindersley, Scholastic, National Geographic and Hachette. He has written five titles in the best-selling DK series Eyewitness Science, including Computer and Science. His other titles include How to Build a Human Body (Scholastic, 2013) and his recent book on the history, science and technology behind refrigerators, Chilled (Bloomsbury, 2015). Tom lives in Bristol. Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children, including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series which has sold over 2.5 million copies around the world.