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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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Food: From Field to Plate

Michael Bright
Authors:
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Where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges and fills the supermarkets come from?Food is one of the most important resources to man, and over the years, methods of growing, using and delivering food have changed. Find out about the history of food production and the present day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery and the processes that are used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, then food preparation and food safety. Finally, we consider food as a global resource and the impact of global food consumption around the world.Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb

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Oil: From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump

Michael Bright
Authors:
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The vast majority of today's transport depends on fuel that comes from oil. Hundreds of thousands of items we use every day - from trainers to medicines - come from or use products that come from oil. But where does oil come from - and what happens when this ancient resource runs out?Oil is one of the most important resources to man today. It was discovered many thousands of years ago and has become central to the transport and petrochemical industries. Find out about the origins of oil - from its first discovery to its first use in industry. Learn how it is found, mined and processed into many different products that are used all over the world today - including petrol that we fill our cars with each day. Finally, consider the disasters that have resulted from the drilling, transportation and use of oil, as well as its future: what will happen when the oil finally runs out? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of oil, and the possible industry alternatives. Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source To Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb

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Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

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Water: From Raindrop to Tap

Michael Bright
Authors:
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What happens when you turn on a tap? Or the washing machine, shower or garden hose? Water flows! Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes?Water is one of the most amazing resources that we use in abundance and have come to rely on heavily. It is used in all sorts of household chores, leisure activities and in work and industry. From the pitter-patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We begin by looking at what water is and where it comes from, and the all-important water cycle. We then look at how water is stored and treated ready to be pumped around the country and into our homes. Finally we consider the environmental impact of our water use and what we can do to use less water in our daily lives. We also look at how people live in places that do not have a reliable water supply and methods that can be used to clean water that is in short supply. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Sunshine to Light Bulb

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Journey into Space

Michael Bright
Authors:
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Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe.Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space 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.

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Michael Bright
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Early Life on Earth

Michael Bright
Authors:
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Early Life on Earth tracks the evolution of life on Earth, from its origins up to the imminent arrival of the dinosaurs. Take a closer look at the first multi-celled forms, the Cambrian explosion, the age of fish, giant insects and amphibians and the mass extinction that paved the way for dinosaurs. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Early Life on Earth 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.

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The Evolution of You and Me

Michael Bright
Authors:
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Evolution of You and Me tracks modern humans, from their origins to leaving Africa. Take a closer look at tree shrews, the first primates, how we came to stand on two legs, early tools and cooking, and the conflict with Neanderthals. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Evolution of You and Me 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.

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Birth of the Dinosaurs

Michael Bright
Authors:
Michael Bright

The Birth of the Dinosaurs explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Birth of the Dinosaurs 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.

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