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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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In the Home

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered how we invented the objects that make our homes comfortable, like the television, the washing machine, the toaster? Learn all about the history of the objects that we cannot do without in our homes in It'll Never Work: In the Home, a book that explores the invention of household items that have become essential to our daily life and the successes and failures that have led to the comforts and entertainment 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.

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Sports

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

Which ancient cultures enjoyed a bit of sporting competition? Who won the first marathon? How hard do top tennis players hit the ball, and which is the most dangerous sport? Whether you hit it, bounce it, run at top speed or ride in or on it, Infomojis: Sports is all about exploring sport in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how streamlined F1 cars are designed to reduce drag and why athletes' bodies need muscle power to compete!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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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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Cars, Trucks and Trains

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Rockets and Space Travel

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

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.

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Planes and Helicopters

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could take to the skies? Starting with Icarus and his wax and feather wings and Leonardo Da Vinci's Flying Machine and primitive helicopter know as the Aerial Screw, It'll Never Work: Aeroplanes and Helicopters explores the history of flying machines, the successes and failures that have led to the comforts of modern passenger flight 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.

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Weapons and Warfare

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Powerful Forces

Jon Richards, Rob Colson
Authors:
Jon Richards, Rob Colson

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 Powerful Forces find out what it takes to move at extreme speeds, what g-force does to the human body and some truly impressive land, sea and air speed records. Uncover how shape of an object affects push and pull forces, such as thrust and drag, and how forces are used every day in all kinds of ways. And find out about one of the most powerful forces of all - gravity.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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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:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Habitats

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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First World War

Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
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Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
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Machines and Motors

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Infomania

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Record-Breaking Earth and Space

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

From the biggest to the closest and from the driest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers in the Universe. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these amazing planets, stars, comets and asteroids are true galactic greats.See what is inside a volcano and discover how violent a volcanic eruption can be.Discover why conditions on our planets are just right for life to exist.Find out about the planets that exist outside the Solar System and measure how big they are.Weigh how much Moon rock was brought back by the Apollo missions.

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Record-Breaking Animals

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Art, Culture and Sport

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

This is not just another atlas! From the biggest movie producers around the world to the most attended festivals; from astounding architecture - ancient and new - to global sporting achievements; Art, Culture and Sport takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as cultures around the globe, scientific achievements, amazing sporting feats and the arts. Explore in-depth what the relationship is between fashion producers and consumers, who the most-read authors are around the world, how a country's education rates compare to their amount of Nobel Prize laureates and which foods and drink are most popular in different cultures. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.

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The Natural World

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

This is not just another atlas! From the longest migration routes around the world to biodiversity hotspots; from the physical adaptations of animals to their habitats to an exploration of the world's oceans, The Natural World takes a unique look at the wildlife and geology of our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as evolution, biodiversity, tectonics and climate change. Explore in-depth which areas in the world are most affected by natural disasters, where most endangered species live, how climate change is affecting our planet and how effectively deforestation is being balanced out by reforestation around the world. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.

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People on Earth

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

This is not just another atlas! From the origins of the human species to how much time people around the world spend on holiday; from the relationship between a country's wealth and its types of deadly disease to education rates versus average income; Who We Are And How We Live takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as health, education, religion, language and politics. Explore in-depth how countries are governed around the globe, who has the highest obesity rates, how urbanisation rates affect the environment and how the life expectancy in a country is linked to its sanitation levels. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.