Secondary School Design & Technology Books

  • AILQM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.99
    Essentials provides concise coverage of all the externally assessed course content and skills for GCSE Electronic Products. The other five subjects are also available: Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Product Design and Textiles Technology. The student-friendly, uncluttered approach guides students through the core content with succinct revision notes and practice questions that focus on the essential content needed for the exams.
    Short sentences, focused paragraphs and bullet points help to make the content accessible to students of all abilities
    Key words and concepts are highlighted to aid memory and recall
    Relevant diagrams and illustrations clarify key points and aid visual learning
    Practice questions at the end of each section test and reinforce understanding
    Quick Test and Key Word summary at the end of every spread.
    16-page, pull-out guide to Controlled Assessment included.
  • AILQN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.99
    Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Electronic Products Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available. Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Electronic Products Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available.
  • AOVYO 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £8.99
    Find out what's involved in becoming a film animator from a top professional in the field. You'll find out about the animator's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing the illusion of movement from thousands of images called frames!
  • AKRJW 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    When Ben discovers that his Facebook page has been changed, he is worried. Then someone sends emails from his account! Have his personal and work files been hacked? This book looks at the topics of computer science and information and communications technology to explain how Ben's laptop and his company's network have been compromised, and how the systems administrator, network manager, and police investigators can track down the person carrying out the cyber attack.
  • AIVKO 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Resistant Materials students. It covers all of the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the OCR exam board, and there's loads of coursework advice and useful tips for getting good grades - all the way up to A*. To help your revision, each topic is laid out on a clear double-page spread, with practice questions at the end to check what you've learned (answers are at the back). It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly.
  • AIVKU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Graphic Products students. It covers all of the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the AQA exam board, and there's loads of coursework advice and useful tips for getting good grades - all the way up to A*. To help your revision, each topic is laid out on a clear double-page spread, with practice questions at the end to check what you've learned (answers are at the back). It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly.
  • ARJDX
    • £15.89
    • RRP £15.99
    How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.
  • AHIII 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £9.99
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    Focusing on the impact of engineering on society and the world, McCarthy details the development of the discipline, explains what makes an engineering mind, and shows how every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from gadgets to our national infrastructure. Long considered tinkerers, problem solvers, and visionaries, engineers hold the keys to our real and virtual future.
  • AKRJJ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.39
    People young and old love playing computer games, but what goes into making them? From simple games created by one person, to big blockbusters made by a huge team, there is an amazing range of games. Find out what's involved in developing computer games, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of managing a complex process.
  • ADWKZ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.79
    • RRP £7.99
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    Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. In this Very Short Introduction, David Blockley explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, craft, science, and technology. He considers the role of engineering in the modern world, demonstrating its need to provide both practical and socially acceptable solutions, and explores how engineers use natural phenomena to embrace human needs. From its early roots starting with Archimedes to some of the great figures of engineering such as Brunel and Marconi, right up to the modern day, he also looks at some of its challenges - when things go wrong - such as at Chernobyl. Ultimately, he shows how engineering is intimately part of who and what we are.
  • ARIPP
    • £13.99
    Recipes from China includes a variety of recipes for each meal of the day and represents different regions of the country. Information on how to read a recipe, safety in the kitchen, and daily nutritional requirements are also included. Quick tips and variations as well as considerations for dietary restrictions round out each recipe.
  • AIVKK 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Textiles students. It covers all the topics in the current D&T course for the OCR Exam Board, and there's loads of coursework advice and useful tips for getting good grades - all the way up to A*. To help your revision, each topic is laid out on a clear double-page spread, with practice questions at the end to check what you've learned (answers are at the back). It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly.
  • AIWGG 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    This book is packed with practice questions just like the ones in the current AQA GCSE Resistant Materials exams. The questions cover all the Design & Technology topics you'll need, and there's an in-depth exam advice section to help you improve your grades. The answers come in a separate book (9781847623980). Matching study notes and explanations are also available in the CGP Revision Guide (9781847623539).
  • AIWGE 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    This book is packed with practice questions just like the ones in the current AQA GCSE Textiles exams. The questions cover all the Design & Technology topics you'll need, and there's an in-depth exam advice section to help you improve your grades. The answers come in a separate book (9781847623966). Matching study notes and explanations are also available in the CGP Revision Guide (9781847623515).
  • AEZUW 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £8.39
    • RRP £8.99
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    This is a step-by-step guide to working with wood, with over 60 techniques and a full guide to tools, shown in over 600 easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams. It shows you how to choose the right tools for working with wood, from saws and planes to drills and sanders, with tips on planning your workshop and working safely. It is an essential guide to fixings and fittings, to ensure that you use the most suitable screws, nails, hinges and catches for the job. It includes basic techniques for selecting and storing wood, cutting, shaping, assembling and glueing, how to make joints, and finishing techniques such as staining, varnishing, polishing, lacquering, waxing and oiling. It features over 600 photographs make even the most technically difficult tasks easy to follow, and practical tips throughout explain the best ways of perfecting your working skills. No matter how simple or complex your woodworking goals, the same basic skills are needed: selecting and cutting wood, shaping, assembling and sanding the components, and using the right tools for the job. This book provides a good grounding in each of these areas, showing how to improve skill levels as you become more experienced. The book includes a guide to the tools needed for measuring, marking, cutting, shaping and finishing. All the basic cutting and assembling techniques are described and illustrated, and there are advanced techniques for decorative work. Finally, the book shows how to stain, varnish, paint, lacquer, wax and polish wood, ensuring a beautiful finish, whether you are an experienced woodworker or a beginner.
  • AILQX 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.99
    Written for 2009 curriculum change, Essentials provides concise coverage of all the externally assessed course content and skills for GCSE Resistant Materials. The other five subjects are also available: Electronic Products, Food Technology, Graphic Products, Product Design and Textiles Technology. The student-friendly, uncluttered approach guides students through the core content with succinct revision notes and practice questions that focus on the essential content needed for the exams. * Short sentences, focused paragraphs and bullet points help to make the content accessible to students of all abilities * Key words and concepts are highlighted to aid memory and recall *Relevant diagrams and illustrations clarify key points and aid visual learning *Practice questions at the end of each section test and reinforce understanding *Quick Test and Key Word summary at the end of every spread. FREE 16-page, pull-out guide to Controlled Assessment included! Written for 2009 curriculum change, Essentials provides concise coverage of all the externally assessed course content and skills for GCSE Resistant Materials. The other five subjects are also available: Electronic Products, Food Technology, Graphic Products, Product Design and Textiles Technology. The student-friendly, uncluttered approach guides students through the core content with succinct revision notes and practice questions that focus on the essential content needed for the exams. * Short sentences, focused paragraphs and bullet points help to make the content accessible to students of all abilities * Key words and concepts are highlighted to aid memory and recall *Relevant diagrams and illustrations clarify key points and aid visual learning *Practice questions at the end of each section test and reinforce understanding *Quick Test and Key Word summary at the end of every spread. FREE 16-page, pull-out guide to Controlled Assessment included!
  • AIKPW 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.69
    • RRP £5.99
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    Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Resistant Materials Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available. Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Resistant Materials Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available.
  • ADKFZ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.49
    • RRP £6.99
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    Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers and unravel the workings of the modern world. Discover the secrets of tunnel builders, witness the splitting of an atom, and ride into orbit. Find out how superstructures keep from falling down, how a computer game environment is constructed, and how a speeding roller coaster stays on the tracks.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.