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How to Design the World's Best Skatepark

In 10 Simple Steps

By Paul Mason

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Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Biographical Notes

Armed with a MacBook Air and the miracle of the Internet, Paul lives and writes at a secret location somewhere on the west coast of Europe. You can be pretty sure that keeping his feet warm under the writing table is his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.

As well as being a writer, Paul is a wanderer. He has lived in various countries - always in the high mountains, or somewhere near a good surfing beach. "Wherever I am, though, and whatever else I'm doing," he says, "I follow Ray Bradbury's advice: 'Write, every single day.'" Paul writes about many subjects, but his books are mostly to do with sports, the world's different peoples, places, and animals, or the weird and wonderful.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750299985
  • Publication date: 27 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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What happens in outer space when a star explodes, a spacewalk goes wrong or a meteor falls towards planet Earth? Actions in outer space can be jaw-dropping - and sometimes deadly!Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond.Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon.This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

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In the Human Body

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Forces and Matter

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Space and Time

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Energy and Fuel

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Did you know that only 9.5% of the energy we use comes from renewable sources? Find out how dependent we are on fossil fuels. Learn about our energy and fuel through facts focused on percentages. Fossil fuel, renewable energy, carbon in the atmosphere are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring energy and fuel.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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People and Places

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Human Body

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Our Living Planet

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Did you know that 40% of volcanoes are active and 60% aren't? Find out what causes earthquakes and how they are measured. Learn about our planet Earth through facts focused on percentages. Habitats, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, the air we breathe are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our planet works.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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Engineering

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Power Stations and Electricity

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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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A World of Supercars

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The Wee that Animals Pee

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Welcome to the weird world of animal wee! Find out which animals are the fastest at peeing, which animals don't actually pee and how animal wee can save the planet!Impress friends with "would you wee-lieve it?" wacky animal wee facts and discover the fascinating science behind animal wee, with Paul Mason's highly accessible and entertaining text.The Poo that Animals Do illustrator Tony De Saulles combines his trademark humorous artwork with fun, factual photographs to create a bladder-busting encyclopedia of animal wee. Perfect for any curious reader but ideally pitched for 7+

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Transport

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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

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Technology

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How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

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Paralympic Power

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How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster

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Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

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Events

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Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world!The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up.ContentsThe changing OlympicsAthletics (track) Athletics (field)Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index

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Champions

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Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world!From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!Great reading for children aged 8 and up.Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teófilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikán/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wüst/NetherlandsSnowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjørgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

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How to Design the World's Best Bike

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Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.