Michael Bright - The Big Bang and Beyond - Hachette Children's Group

The Big Bang and Beyond

By Michael Bright

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

From the Big Bang to our future in space, discover Earth's history and future with fascinating facts, 3-D images and photographs

The Big Bang and Beyond takes readers back to the very beginning and the violent birth of the universe, our solar system, and planet Earth. Take a closer look at the physical evolution of our planet and discover how the continents moved, climates changed and the conditions became just right for life to evolve.

Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Big Bang and Beyond brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.

Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.

Biographical Notes

Michael Bright is a biologist, bestselling author and experienced magazine writer and TV producer, who has penned and produced works relating to a wide range of science topics. Hs has written over 90 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation and the environment and produced the award-winning television series Natural World and Wildlife on One.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750298759
  • Publication date: 25 Jan 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
The outstanding feature of this book is its remarkable photography, along with graphic 3D images, which really help the reader understand how the universe came to be — Parents In Touch
Presents the Big Bang theory very beautifully and in a way that is easy to understand. Complex scientific ideas are broken down into manageable pieces that engage the reader and make you want to read more. The book mainly focuses on scientific geographical aspects of the Earth, such as climate change, the atmosphere and the role of water. — School Science Review
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