Leon Gray - Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You? - Hachette Children's Group

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

By Leon Gray

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

A series that explores the most pressing issues facing humankind today through the opinions of leading experts.

Global Positioning System explains what GPS is, its origins and how it affects the daily lives of people around the world. It explores the use of GPS in industry and leisure, crime solving and the military. The book also offers expert opinion about the uses of GPS, which are sometimes controversial and invasive.

Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.

Biographical Notes

Leon Gray is a highly experienced children's book author who has written titles on many subjects, from science and geography to world issues. Before becoming an author, he worked in book publishing in London. Leon now lives in Scotland and is married with three children.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445138701
  • Publication date: 08 Jan 2015
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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