As a nation we are famously obsessed with the weather, and this book is only going to fuel that obsession. Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs to consider the impact of the weather on our national identity. As heard on BBC Radio 3's Changing Climates, Mabey covers everything from Saharan dust and umbrella sales to golden summers and herring falling from the sky. Just promise us one thing - that you'll never apologise again for talking about the weather!
Paperback, 112 pages.
Measures 17.8 x 11.2 x 0.8 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm