Jon Richards - Rockets and Space Travel - Hachette Children's Group

Rockets and Space Travel

An Accidental History of Inventions

By Jon Richards

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Explore the world of technology: the wild and wacky ideas people have had, discover which ones never get off the ground... and which ones did

Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! It'll Never Work: Rockets and Space Travel explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft.

Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445150260
  • Publication date: 26 May 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
An enjoyable and entertaining visual introduction into the world of aerospace technology with the information presented in small bite sized pieces delivering punchy facts whilst retaining the reader's attention — School Librarian
An enjoyable and entertaining visual introduction into the world of aerospace technology with the information presented in small bite sized pieces delivering punchy facts whilst retaining the reader's attention
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Planes and Helicopters

Jon Richards
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Powerful Forces

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Awesome Matter and Materials

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

When the world of science is viewed at its extremes it is easier to study and understand and it is also much more awesome!In Awesome Matter and Materials find out about atoms and other microscopic building blocks, gasses, liquids and solids and some truly impressive extremes of temperature, hardness and weight. Uncover some of the most common and rarest materials in the world, and see how properties, such as elasticity and conductivity are important in all kinds of ways. Covering both human-made and natural materials with fascinating facts and brilliant graphics.This series looks at extreme qualities and experiences, and how things have evolved and adapted to reach their extreme state and how we can identify scientific information from this. Presented in a highly graphic and accessible way, Extreme Science will appeal to visual learners and reluctant readers. Aimed at children aged 9 and up.Extreme Science is a series of six book:Powerful ForcesAwesome Matter and MaterialsSpectacular Light and SoundPhenomenal PlantsMagnificent HabitatsIncredible Living Things

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Sports

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Inventions

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

Are there any inventions older than the wheel? Who invented the computer? What was all the fuss about inventing a flying machine - and was it really that dangerous? Whether it spins, flies, lights up or explodes, Infomojis: Inventions is all about exploring inventions in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how wing shape creates lift or how splitting atoms creates a deadly bang!The book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young astronomer to the next evolution in infographics. Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.

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Planet Earth

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

Did you know that Earth formed about 4.5 billion years ago? Or about earthquakes, ecosystems and the Goldilocks Zone? Well, where have you been?! Whether it smashes, erupts, evaporates or freezes, Infomojis: Planet Earth is all about exploring our planet in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as plate tectonics and the role rainforests play in life on Earth.The book features custom-made 'infomojis' (information emojis) that present the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young geologist to the next evolution in infographics. Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.

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Space

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
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Infomania

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
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From awesome record-breakers to amazing Top 10s and fascinating facts on the fastest, tallest and most exciting things out there, Infomania has it all. Using striking graphics, crisp designs and a rainbow of colours, this book visually brings information to life in infographics and includes almost everything children want to know about humans, space, Earth, buildings and animals.Includes information on the biggest bugs, longest sleepers, killer creature, longest survivors, super strong, iconic art, melodic music, driest places, oldest buildings, biggest bridges, distant worlds and size of the Universe, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.

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Mayans

Jon Richards
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Continents

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

Did you know about the Great Green Wall in Africa? Or the Atacama desert, Oceania and the Grand Canyon? Well, where have you been! Whether it's busy, hot, cold or wet, Infomojis: Continents is all about exploring land and people in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young geographer to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.

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Stone Age

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: Stone Age allows children to discover the Stone Age like never before, including when and where it happened, the evolution of humans and how they spread out of Africa across the globe, and how people lived and what they ate. They can discover Stone Age crafts and technology, including cave painting and the wheel, learn about buildings and sacred sites, for example Stonehenge and how it was built, and find out about Stone Age customs and traditions, such as how they buried their dead. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, the Stone Age has never seemed more exciting!

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Natural Disasters

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
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Did you know that the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the largest ever? Or about tsunamis, cyclones and avalanches? Well, where have you been! Whether it rips, erupts, floods or crashes, Infomojis: Natural Disasters is all about exploring the dangers of our planet in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young adventurer to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.

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What is light?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
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This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out what light is.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are plants? What are forces? What is electricity? What are materials?

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What are Materials?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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The Houses We Build

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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The Cities We Live In

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to the cities we live in? How can we create enough living spaces and transport networks without contributing to climate change and habitat destruction? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.

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Viking Britain and Jorvik

Ben Hubbard
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Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Jorvik and find out all about the Vikings in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'.

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Heroes of Light and Sound

Joy Lin, Alan Brown
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What if you could be invisible or have super vision and hearing? You'd be a superhero BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: Heroes of Light and Sound tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. Momentum builds through each superhero story as we question everything and clearly explain the science behind their powers as they would exist in real-life.The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.

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The Superhuman Body

Joy Lin, Alan Brown
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What if you could be immortal or have super senses or read minds? You'd be a superhero! BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: The Superhuman Body tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high-interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.

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Weapons and Warfare

Jon Richards
Authors:
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Have you ever wondered how guns and bullet proof jackets were invented? From spears and arrows to experiments with rocket and lasers, from chain mail to kevlar and ceramic plates, It'll Never Work: Weapons and Warfare explores the history and development of weaponry, the successes and failures that have led to the weapons of modern warfare that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.