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Mythical Science

Mythical Science

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Publisher:
Red Shed
ISBN:
9780755501144
Pages:
32
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Description

A beautifully illustrated book for children aged 6+ that explores the incredible myths behind the biggest questions about our planet . . . and the sensational science we know today.

Do you ever look all around you, at our amazing planet Earth, and wonder how it all got there? Why does the Sun rise every day? How does the sky stay up? Where do rainbows come from? What are thunder and lightning? Since the beginning of time, people have been doing just that. Across different societies and throughout history people have had different beliefs about the world, nature and space. They have told stories about gods, goddesses and monsters, magic and mystery, to answer these BIG questions.

Now we have another way to answer the same questions - sensational science Through investigation and experiments, scientists have found awesome answers that explain how everything on Earth works, and these can be just as magical as the myths themselves

Mythical Science tells you all about the magical myths and the sensational science that together help us understand our wondrous world.

About the Author

Dr Stephen P. Kershaw wrote his PhD under Richard Buxton, arguably the leading scholar on Greek myth in the world. He has taught Classics in numerous establishments, including Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and Warwick University. He runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South.Dr Mike Goldsmith has a PhD in astrophysics from Keele University and was formerly Head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. He has written more than 40 science books for children and adults, which have been published in more than 28 countries. His books have been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize twice.