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Communication

By Tom Jackson

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Today's scientists are making exciting discoveries, and developing extraordinary new materials and technologies. Discover how these will affect our lives in the future. Prepare to be amazed!

From microchip mobile phones and Google glasses to mind-controlled computers and dream modification, welcome to the future of communication! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.

Biographical Notes

Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.

Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750277969
  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
Wayland

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Authors:
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Wayland

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Authors:
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Wayland

Homes

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Authors:
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Wayland

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Digital Technology

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Authors:
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Car

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Authors:
Tom Jackson
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Authors:
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Wayland

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