Annal: 2002 Aventis Prize for Junior Science Book

Results of the Aventis Prize in the year 2002.

Book:DK Guide to the Human Body

DK Guide to the Human Body: A Photographic Journey Through the Human Body

Richard Walker

Revealed in fantastic computer-enhanced, three-dimensional pictures, the complex internal world of the human body is explored in DK Guide to the Human Body. In different sections of the book, the ingenious processes involved in moving, breathing, digesting food, producing babies, growing, and fighting off disease are explained in clear, lively text. The elaborate network of nerves that reach to the body’s furthest extremities and carry data back to the brain is explored in fascinating detail.

With page after page of groundbreaking imaging techniques in DK Guide to the Human Body, the layers of skin, flesh, bones, and other organs can be explored as they never have been before. Unravel 22 feet of small intestine and find out what happens to the good that travels through it at different stages of its journey. Be amazed by the power of the human eye and its ability to relay to the brain the difference between 10,000 different colors. Discover how the kidneys, at only 4 inches long, process…[more]

Book:Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe

Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe: Dead Famous series

Mike Goldsmith, Philip Reeve

Yes, even though he’s dead, Al’s still full of surprises. You can get the mind-blowing inside story with Albert’s lost notebook, read the earth-shattering headlines in “The News of the Universe”, and find out about the theories that changed the entire cosmos—without making your brain hurt.


Bugs: A Close-Up View of the Insect World

Christopher Maynard

It’s a weird world out there…dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know…The longest insect tongue is a whopping 28 cm—designed for sipping nectar from deep inside orchids. Honeybee queens use powerful scents to reign supreme over the worker bees. One species of cockroach can live for an incredible 90 days without food.

A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info. A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up—as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.

Book:The Dawn of Life

The Dawn of Life: Cartoon History of the Earth, Part 2

Jacqui Bailey, Matthew Lilly

The Dawn of Life follows life on its evolutionary journey from a few single-celled organisms afloat in the ocean to a dynamic profusion of plants, insects, reptiles and more.

The Dawn of Life is part of A Cartoon History of the Earth. Each book closes with a timeline, a comprehensive glossary and an index. Scientific consultants, chosen for their particular areas of expertise, have verified all the factual information. Combined with humorous dialogue and comic-strip illustrations, each book in the series is at once entertaining, engaging and—educational!

Book:The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia

David Burnie

Come jaw-to-jaw with an amazing array of awe-inspiring prehistoric reptiles and other incredible creatures in this dramatic trek back in time to the dawn of life on our planet and the age of the dinosaurs.

Spectacular, full-color illustrations, photographs, and realistic dinosaur reconstructions based on the latest scientific discoveries bring each creature to life. The text combines hard facts about dinosaurs with interesting and intriguing details about their lifestyle and behavior. Species spreads detail the members of specific dinosaur families, giving information about their habitats and behavior, sizes, and the locations of fossil finds, while special subject spreads focus on various aspects of dinosaur life. Packed with dramatic photographs and illustrations, this colorful volume is an indispensable reference for young dinosaur enthusiasts and a captivating resource for the whole family.

Special Features: Comprehensive, chronological encyclopedia of dinosaurs through the ages. Timelines give a visual guide to prehistoric periods. Up-to-the-minute research focuses on the latest finds. Includes glossary and general index.


Materials: Library of Science series

Alastair Smith, Phillip Clarke, Corinne Henderson

Taking examples from everyday life, this fascinating book explores the chemistry of solids, liquids and gases, explaining exactly what they are and how they behave. An ideal revision tool, this book also contains experiments, activities and recommended Web sites designed to enhance learning.

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