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Making Sense of Science: Light and Colour

By Peter Riley

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Biographical Notes

Peter Riley was a science teacher for 25 years, 17 of them as Head of Science. His first book was published in 1981, and he has been a full-time author since 1996, with over 200 books published for children, students and teachers. He is the winner of the prestigious Schoolbook Award for Science in 2000, as well as being shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize 2004 and nominated for the Educational Resources Award in 2009.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749680862
  • Publication date: 24 Apr 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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