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Books by Robert Winston

  • Science Lab

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: SLRW
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Robert Winston's Science Lab is a book packed with experiments and activities that will help children learn how science works. It reveals how rockets fire into space and explains the reasons that buildings can survive earthquakes.

    From building a bridge and crafting a catapult to making a marble run, these hands-on activities will help children understand how science, technology, engineering and maths are woven through the world around us.

    Covering all of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, these projects complement the school curriculum and help prepare children for the modern world.
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  • Science Squad

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: CBLNO
    Hardback
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    The zany characters of the Science Squad will guide kids ages 5-7 through this engaging, fact-packed book from Robert Winston all about the key STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. This bright and cheery illustrated book for kids ages 5-7 breaks down STEAM subjects, like science and technology, into fun and easily understandable chunks. Join Robert Winston and the Science Squad to unravel the mysteries of the world: find out how robots work, what a food chain is, where lightning comes from, how lungs allow you to breathe, and much more. The Science Squad characters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths) guide the reader through the book and are always on hand with tips, fun facts, and simple explanations. With pages covering living things, the human body, space, physics, geography, math, engineering, and chemistry, this book is a perfect introduction for kids starting to learn about science at school, or those who are just developing an interest in how the world works.
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  • Ask A Scientist

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: CDART
    Hardback
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    This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science. Questions cover all the popular science topics, including human body: "Why do freckles come in dots on your face?"; physics: "Could you jump off the world?"; Earth: "Why is the sky blue?"; chemistry: "Why are there bubbles in boiling water?"; natural science: "Do dogs cry?", and space: "Why will the Sun explode?" These are real questions from children from around the world, and their questions are their very own. Robert Winston was inspired to write this book by the many questions posed by his grandchildren and by children from the schools he has visited over the years. The book includes some of these questions, plus many more gathered from countries all over the world - including the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, Canada, the USA, India, China, and Japan. The response to the survey that DK sent out was fantastic - there were so many great questions to choose from. The questions were carefully selected to cover the main science topics: chemistry, physics, human body, Earth, space, and natural science. They are fun, engaging, and include some that most adults wouldn't dare ask! Packed with weird and wacky questions and clear and lively answers - Ask a Scientist puts the fun back into science.
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  • Help Your Kids with Growing Up

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: BGJBE
    Paperback
    Covering everything from the menstrual cycle to sexting and even cyber-bullying, this visual guide to puberty and adolescence is a must-read for all parents and tweens embarking on those scary teenage years.Help Your Kids with Growing Up is the only guide to cover contemporary issues such as internet safety, whilst also tackling key topics such as sexuality and body image. Expert-written content by Professor Robert Winston offers a straight-forward, unpatronizing approach to tricky topics, with special chapters on puberty by Dr Radha Modgil. Stunning graphics and illustrations make this invaluable for tweens and teens alike, whether as a quick-reference guide or cover-to-cover read.Non-judgemental and up to date, this is the essential illustrated guide to adolescence for both parents and their teens.
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  • My Amazing Body Machine

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: BCVFS
    Hardback
    My Amazing Body Machine takes kids on a unique and exciting journey through all the working parts of human anatomy. From our intricately wired brain to our squeezing, squelching guts and relentlessly pumping heart, renowned scientist Robert Winston exlores each part of this living machine through incredible, original papercraft artworks by Owen Gildersleeve. With clear text and fascinating bite-size facts about the human body, My Amazing Body Machine is a body book that makes learning about biology fun. Up-close photography shows how your body works in an immediate and ingenious way. My Amazing Body Machine by Robert Winston is a fabulous, colourful book and makes understanding the most complex machine on Earth both simple and enjoyable: the human body.
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  • All About Evolution

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: AYTTW
    Paperback
    Join Professor Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. Explore lands of fire, meet curious creatures, and peer into the future, as you follow Darwin on his epic voyage in search of the origins of species. Discover how previous thinkers believed life began and the dramatic developments since Darwin's era. Find out how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future. It's the origins of you, your friends, and every living thing on Earth!
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  • All About Biology

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: AYTUF
    Paperback
    What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? Professor Robert Winston will take kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive in All About Biology. From the very big to the microscopic, meet the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that play an important role in sustaining life on Earth. Packed with colourful images, facts and stats, All About Biology introduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of life. Help your child discover how life began and just what it means to be alive today.
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  • A Child Against All Odds

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: BVHIU
    Paperback
    Compared to the famously fecund rabbit, for whom a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to 12 rabbits, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK, the average chance of conception is about 18% per month. And in 98% of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. It is unsurprising then that huge efforts have been made to increase our fertility. In vitro fertilisation, first attempted one hundred years ago, has now become big business. Market forces, combined with the desperation of many couples to fulfil their biological imperative, have pushed doctors and scientists closer to the boundaries of what is desirable or ethical. And as we are increasingly able to access and control the embryo, the opportunities of altering human genetics to eradicate disease, but also to change human characteristics, becomes a real, and to some, frightening possibility. A Child Against All Odds is a ground-breaking book for Robert Winston as it falls squarely in his area of expertise. It combines his work at Hammersmith Hospital as one of the country's leading fertility specialists, with a hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, often controversial look at the scientific, social and ethical background of man's struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it is the definitive account of modern reproductive technology from a practitioner who has spent his professional life at the forefront of this most fascinating and emotive area of science.
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  • Outdoor Maker Lab

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: BMPOF
    Hardback
    Brimming with exciting projects to help budding boffins explore the science of their surroundings. Using easy-to-find everyday materials, these are science experiments to do at home and in the garden.Written by Robert Winston, Outdoor Lab is an unmissable outdoor approach to science and STEM learning. Kids can extract DNA from strawberries to learn about genetic traits, make a model of tectonic plates to understand earthquakes, and make a wormery to learn about 'useful waste'. These wonderful experiments will help kids to understand our world and beyond by building a telescope and looking at the planets and stars or make a bottle rocket to learn about Newton's laws of physics. Outdoor Lab uses real-world examples and an irresistible mix of craft activities and experiments to get young scientists excited from the get-go.
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  • All About Your Brain

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: ARDMX
    Paperback
    Discover why you do what you do Join Professor Robert Winston and introduce your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists - their brain. From what the different parts of the brain do and why it changes at different stages in a person's life, All About Your Brain uncovers the amazing things your brain does while you are awake and asleep. All About Your Brain packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn. As well as fun brainteasers to test your child's memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.
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  • All About Chemistry

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: APPCE
    Paperback
    An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask...Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
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  • Science Experiments

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: APNAL
    Hardback 7 years +
    Daring experiments from Robert Winston, to get the brain cells buzzing! Introduce your child to science with Professor Robert Winston's Science Experiments. These exciting hands-on experiments from creating balloon rockets or glow in the dark jelly to making metal detectors, will help your child get to grips with science. Science Experiments covers all areas of science from life on earth to physical science. There are projects for all abilities, from quick & easy science in seconds to trickier group projects for schools. Packed with easy step-by-steps and over 350 photos and illustrations, for explosively fun activities that you can do at home
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  • Bad Ideas?

    Robert Winston

    Product Code: ABEVS
    Paperback
    We are born with the instinct to create and invent. Indeed, our ability to do so is what separates us from the rest of the animal world. But have our creative ideas always produced desirable results? And have they always served us well? "Bad Ideas?" traces the fascinating history of our attempts at self-improvement but also questions their value. The dubious consequences of the development of weaponry, for example, is self-evident. But what of apparently more innocuous advances such as farming, writing and medicine? Science has produced huge good but has also had unforeseen consequences. Can science and scientists find solutions to the perils that now menace us? We join Robert Winston on a thrilling journey from our earliest days to the present. We meet some key individuals along the way and share quirky anecdotes about their lives and brainwaves. Inspiring, unusual and at times controversial, "Bad Ideas?" assesses the past and looks forward to the opportunities of the future. In so doing it celebrates man's extraordinary capacity for achievement and offers a hopeful way forward to protect humanity against what sometimes seem like bad ideas.
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