Annal: 2008 Royal Society Prize for Junior Science Book

Results of the Royal Society Prizes in the year 2008.

Book:Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

Rebecca Gilpin, Leonie Pratt

Here are over fifty fantastically fun projects that use easy-to-find everyday materials. Make things that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze, and discover the surprising science behind them.

Book:Ask Dr K. Fisher About Animals

Ask Dr K. Fisher About Animals

Claire Llewellyn, Kate Sheppard

Ask Dr. K. Fisher About Animals answers the problems that plague wild creatures. Dr. K. Fisher patiently responds to each animal’s query- about themselves, their peers, and family life—and within his replies provides a wealth of information about food chains, metamorphosis, defenses, and other important aspects of animal life. Amusing but seriously informative, Ask Dr. K. Fisher About Animals offers a fresh take on the natural world.

Book:How the Incredible Human Body Works by the Brainwaves

How the Incredible Human Body Works by the Brainwaves

Richard Walker, Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar

From the same artistic team who gave us How Nearly Everything was Invented, How the Incredible Human Body Works takes readers on a rollicking, rip-roaring romp around the human body. The second book in the Brainwaves series, this quirky yet informative book looks at the body’s physiological processes and its anatomical make-up. Watch the Brainwaves fight with the body’s defense force against invasions from toxic bacteria, dodge squirting digestive juices that can reduce anything to a pulp, or get washed away on a raging red river of blood. The Brainwaves are little people on a big adventure-come join them on their mission of mischievous mayhem.

Book:It's Elementary! Putting the Crackle into Chemistry

It's Elementary!: Putting the Crackle into Chemistry

Robert Winston

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed and award-winning science bestsellers What Makes Me?, Can You Feel the Force?, and Go Figure!, this engaging book takes an in-depth look at the magical world of chemistry and sprinkles it with elements of fun.

Book:Serious Survival: How to Poo in the Arctic

Serious Survival: How to Poo in the Arctic and Other Essential Tips

Marshall Corwin, Bruce Parry

Do you take a tent to the jungle, waterproofs to the Andes, does sand really get everywhere and how do you poo in the Arctic? Serious Survival is what you really need to know before you visit out-of-the-way places—without it you will have a seriously uncomfortable time: you might even die. This is not a collection of hypothetical requirements for travelling in the world’s most inhospitable places, this book is compiled from the first-hand experiences of the Serious Survival teams over the past five years—expeditions that have faced nearly every inhospitable habitat—plus the years of experience of the expedition leaders and medics in the teams. Aimed at every budding traveller—this is essential advice on where to go, who to go with and what to take to ensure that you come back in one piece.

Book:Why Is Snot Green?

Why Is Snot Green?: Science Museum Question and Answer Book

Glenn Murphy

All the answers you will ever need! Why is snot is green? Do rabbits fart? What causes earthquakes? Do birds kiss? What is colour blindness? Why do we snore? Why do tigers have stripes? What makes our tummies rumble? Discover the answers to these and 192 other questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. It is divided into five sections which cover everything from The Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets Us, the Universe and Everything Why Is the Planet So Angry? Its Alive! Humankind Smart Stuff, Cool gadgets. Two million people visit the Science Museum every year to see the extraordinary selection of exhibits and objects exploring the past, present and future of human invention and discovery. We are delighted to be publishing this brilliant book in association with the museum, where children of all ages can learn about science in a fresh, fun and interactive way.

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