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Science and Technology

By Bob Fowke

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

A fun reference book for children.

'Who's Who in Science and Technology' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in the history of science and technology. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.

Includes a huge range of biographies from physicists and deep thinkers, geographers, sailors and ship designers, engineers and architects, gods, biologists, naturalists, geniuses, chemists, doctors and bacterilologists, manufacturers, mathematicians, geologiests, artists, inventors, astronomers, ancient greeks and airmen.

Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.

Biographical Notes

Bob Fowke is an experienced author and illustrator, having created most of the books in the 'What They Don't Tell You About' series. His informative text, humorous writing style and cartoon-style illustrations combine to produce accessible and entertaining reference books for young readers.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750281669
  • Publication date: 13 Mar 2014
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Wayland
A charming, amusing and instructive little book. I like the drawings too. I would like to give it to one of my granddaughters for her birthday — Christopher Hibbert
Informative, reliable and hugely entertaining, this is a valuable work of reference which should be not only in every school library but also in every home. — Richard Perceval Graves
An excellent idea for the general bookshelf. — Financial Times, July 2000
Two really useful A-Z biographical dictionaries. — Achuka website, Sept 2000
This book is a gem. I read it almost by chance, and was soon as engrossed as my ten-year-old son by the lives of the people who have made Britain what she is today. It will be very useful to every young student of history, and will inform and entertain adults as well. — amazon.co.uk, Sept 2000
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