Annal: 2006 Aventis Prize for Junior Science Book

Results of the Aventis Prize in the year 2006.

Book:The Global Garden

The Global Garden

Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels

This fun and informative book introduces readers to the world of plants and all the wonderful things they give us

Here is the sixth title in the stunningly successful sequence that began with The Great Grammar Book. The Global Garden, inspired by the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, describes with flaps, pop-ups and superb illustrations, how your jeans grew, where sugar comes from, what a chocolate tree looks like, as well as many more things you’ll be amazed to discover.

Book:100 Science Experiments

100 Science Experiments

Georgina Andrews, Kate Knighton

Filled with amazing expleriments providing great educational value. There are illustrated step-by-step instructions with a photo of the result for every experiment.

Book:Blame My Brain

Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed

Nicola Morgan

A comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant—frankly, spotty—louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan’s carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead. Funny and non-patronizing, it makes essential reading for both parents and teenagers alike.

Book:Forensics

Forensics

Richard Platt

Explore the crime lab with Forensics and discover how detectives use science to solve crimes. From the scene of the crime to a criminal’s conviction, discover how the marks of blood, footprints, and fingerprints can lead the police to criminals. Find out how specialists can match trace evidence, such as a single hair found on a victim, to the murderer. Learn how famous crimes were solved and, like a true detective, find out whether it was arson, poison, or murder.

Book:It's True! Squids Suck

It's True! Squids Suck

Nicki Greenberg

From terrifying monsters to dainty rockpool-dwellers, squid, octopus and their relatives are truley extraordinary creatures.

Book:Think of a Number

Think of a Number

Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball reveals how numbers can explain everything, from the shape of a fern to the sound of music, in this fascinating investigation into the interesting side of maths.

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