Physics: Why Matter Matters (Basher Science)

Author(s): Dan Green

Kids' Non-Fiction

From Simon Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light, comes a book that puts a fresh spin on physics. The science of physics is full of wacky characters and crazy concepts, but it often seems daunting and unapproachable. This pocket-sized guide with its simplified information and great artwork makes physics accessible and understandable.


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"I love science... It's great to see a book making it accessible for young children. Science should be fun." Damien Hirst "An engrossing read" New Scientist "...the look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is equally gripping." The Guardian "This blending of science and art is pure genius. No budding chemist should be seen without this vital accessory." "This illustrated pocket-sized guide is a creative bombshell and will transform the way you think." Times Educational Supplement "Brilliantly simplified information" Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian (online)"

Dan Green (author) is a freelance science writer and editor, and edited Basher's previous book, The Periodic Table. He studied Geology at Cambridge University. Dr Mike Goldsmith (consultant), an astrophysicist, is head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. He is the author of several non-fiction books for children. Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!

Introduction; e=mc2/Einstein; Chapter 1 Old School; Chapter 2 Hot Stuff; Chapter 3 The Wave Gang; Chapter 4 The Light Crew; Chapter 5 The Atom Family; Chapter 6 Nuclear Heavies; Chapter 7 Electric Cuties; Index; Glossary.

General Fields

  • : 9780753416822
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • : March 2008
  • : 130mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dan Green
  • : Paperback
  • : Simon Basher
  • : 530
  • : 128
  • : Science; Technology & applied sciences
  • : full colour artwork illustrations