Annal: 2007 Royal Society Prize for Junior Science Book

Results of the Royal Society Prizes in the year 2007.

Book:Can You Feel the Force?

Can You Feel the Force?: Putting the Fizz Back into Physics

Richard Hammond

Take a thrilling high-energy journey through time, space and beyond! Why does your stomach go right uuuuup…when a roller coaster plunges straight dooowwwwn? How does a cold ball bounce 80% higher than a warm one? What’s it actually like inside an atom? Physics doesn’t just happen in a lab—it happens in the kitchen, in your bath, in a car! Join author Richard Hammond to discover the physical forces that make the universe and everything in it the way it is. It is crammed with fascinating physics facts, puzzles, brainteasers and interactive experiments. Find out how science affects everything, from roller coasters to fighter pilots, in this totally cool look at the weird and wonderful world of physics, with the hard bits left out!

Book:How Nearly Everything Was Invented by the Brainwaves

How Nearly Everything Was Invented by the Brainwaves

Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar

Join the Brainwaves on an amazing journey to discover everything about the inventions that changed the way people lived…

Meet the Brainwaves, hilarious little mischief-makers with big ideas! These pint-sized pals will show you around and tell you all about key inventions, the breakthroughs that lead to them and spectacular spin offs which followed. When was the wheel first used? Who were the bright sparks that thought of the light bulb? And what connects a teapot to a 400-kph train? Find out all about more than 300 key inventions that changed the world (and lead to almost everything else that’s ever been invented). With fantastic foldout pages, the whole story can unravel in front of your eyes! Uncover the who, what, when, where and why of each invention and how they have transformed the way we live today.

Book:It's True! Space Turns You into Spaghetti

It's True! Space Turns You into Spaghetti

Heather Catchpole, Vanessa Woods

Watch out for exploding stars, boiling planets and robotic explorers. Beware of black holes, white dwarfs and red giants. Space is full of extraordinary things—and two-thirds of the Universe is invisible! Packed with mind-blowing facts about space, this is the sixteenth book in the fantastic non-fiction series, It’s True!

Book:My Body Book

My Body Book

Mick Manning, Brita Granström

A fun introduction to the human body with half-page flaps to reveal the insides. The simple flaps give a whole new, attention-grabbing dimension to body studies. Produced by multi-award-winning author/illustrator team. With bright, bold multi-coloured illustrations this is ideal for the school library, reading corner or home use. —Publishing News

Book:Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Andrew Langley

KFK—Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today’s hot topics. KFK: Natural Disasters details the most catastrophic events, that have shocked the world since history began—monster waves, booming avalanches, deadly plagues, wild fires and many more. It explores how people try to protect themselves and how we try to use new technologies to try to predict and prevent disasters.

Book:Science Investigations: Electricity

Science Investigations: Electricity

John Farndon

Investigate electricity by examining evidence and performing simple experiments. This practical book answers common questions about electricity by looking at evidence and demonstrating its properties through a range of carefully chosen experiments that can be done in the classroom or at home. It also includes questions for readers to investigate further on their own. Written by a highly experienced and acclaimed science writer, the book includes links to useful websites as well as glossary, index and list of further reading.

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