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Books by Tom Jackson

  • The Magnificent Book of Ocean Creatures

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CBLMJ
    Hardback
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    This beautifully illustrated gift book will have you captivated as you browse through a range of fascinating ocean creatures. From a graceful dolphin, or an imposing orca whale, to a beautiful anemonefish, this work has it covered. Accompanied by a selection of three intriguing facts about each animal, this volume is a wonderful keepsake that you will revisit time and again.
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  • Amazing Transport

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BUGPE
    Hardback
    Fasten your seat belts and get ready to zoom through the history of transport and discover incredible facts about all kinds of vehicles along the way. Every day, all over the world, people are busy travelling - short hops or great, long voyages, moving slowly and steadily or racing along at super-fast speeds. They make their trips in cars, trains, planes, ships and on bikes - and some people even blast off in rockets! Make your own amazing transport journeys as you explore timelines and discover the people and stories behind the machines that keep the world moving. Take a twist or turn and find out what happened when the Freedom 7 blasted into space, race your way through Japan at lightning speed on the awesomely fast bullet train, set sail on a Viking longship and let the wind carry you away in a hot-air balloon with the Montgolfier brothers. With wonderfully intricate illustrations from Chris Mould, Amazing Transport tells the story of some of science's most recognisable inventions in a way you've never seen before. Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime.
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  • Basher Science: A to Z of Science

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BTOSU
    Paperback
    This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core National Curriculum subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson. This handy guide will be a sure-fire hit with school students learning these core subjects for the first time, as well as a useful reference guide and reminder for older secondary school and university and college students looking for a revision guide. The entries are organized alphabetically, and cover all the topics you would expect to find in a core science book, from acids and atoms to X-rays and zygotes. Break-out feature spreads cover more complex, high-interest topics such as Forces, Great Scientists, Organs and Planets.
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  • The Complete Book of Animals

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: ABLLL
    Paperback
    This is a world encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles and mammals with over 500 detailed illustrations. This is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of over 350 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from the world. It includes the venomous western diamondback rattlesnake of the southern United States; the tree-dwelling flying lizard of South-east Asia, the extraordinary egg-laying platypus of Australia. This is a natural history guide that focuses on how animals have adapted in terms of anatomy, senses and survival skills, and describes the varied habitats in which animals live. This is a fabulous, accessible natural history reference for both families and schools. The first section of this incredible illustrated reference book focuses on the diversity of life in the animal kingdom, looking at the habitats in which animals live and how they survive. It also includes a guide to a mphibian, reptilian and mammalian anatomy and senses. The rest of the book is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a different area of the world: the Americas; Europe and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Each animal is accompanied by a colour illustration and a specification panel giving information about distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and more. With over 900 magnificent colour illustrations and photographs, and packed with fascinating facts, this book is a must-have family reference for anyone interested in wild animals, where they live and how they survive.
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  • Future Humans

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CBHGP
    Paperback
    What is transhumanism? What is AI? Are these good developments or bad ones? How might immortality be possible? And should we even want to live forever? Get the facts and make up your own mind on these and more questions related to enhanced human potential with Future Humans, part of the new What's the Issue? series. What does it really mean to be human? In the future, might we be forced to rethink the answer? In this fascinating book, explore these questions through topics like: Prosthetics and implants Plastic surgery Performance drugs External memory Genetic modifications Nanotechnology Smart drugs (cognitive enhancers) Cyborgs Bioprinting The What's the Issue? series tackles engaging, thought-provoking subjects chosen from the headlines and public debates. What's the Issue? asks `what's all the fuss about?', presents the key facts, reviews what's at stake in each case and weighs the pros and cons. The goal of the series is to help young people understand difficult concepts, provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions and help them to see and influence changes within our society.
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  • Hackers

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CBHGL
    Paperback
    What are hackers? Are they good? Bad? What can we do to protect ourselves, businesses and society against hackers? How can we control them? And should we try? Get the facts and make up your own mind on these and more questions with Hackers, part of the new What's the Issue? series. Should states be allowed access to all communications? What level of privacy should an individual expect? Who owns the internet? In this fascinating starting point to understanding the wider subject of the internet and internet safety, explore these questions through topics like: Spying Encryption Security Hacking techniques Cyber warfare Cryptocurrencies The Dark Web The What's the Issue? series tackles engaging, thought-provoking subjects chosen from the headlines and public debates. What's the Issue? asks `what's all the fuss about?', presents the key facts, reviews what's at stake in each case and weighs the pros and cons. The goal of the series is to help young people understand difficult concepts, provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions, and help them to see and influence changes within our society.
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  • Postcard From The Past

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CBGME
    Paperback
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards. `Sublimely funny' Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups `My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!' Jill Mansell `This book is an absolute treat' Holly Walsh `Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince `A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson `Six by four inch portions of pure heaven' Rachel Johnson `Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy' Samira Ahmed `One of Twitter's most nourishing concepts - each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play' Danny Baker `Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious' Emma Freud `One of the saddest and funniest picture books you're ever likely to read' Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia `Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound' Danny Wallace `A book of rare and genuine beauty' James O'Brien, LBC
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  • Searching for Life on Other Planets

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CAYCP
    Hardback
    The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.
  • Human Cloning and Genetic Engineering

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: CAWIE
    Hardback
    Even the most reluctant readers are curious about cloning and the scientific future of human evolution. This book finally makes it possible for them to access the latest information about genetic engineering, stem cells, heredity and the idea that humans may be able to manipulate the process of reproduction to create the offspring they want. It even covers hot topics like eugenics and the genetic modification of plants and animals used for food. With vivid, full-colour artwork and fascinating fact boxes throughout, this book will find a perfect home in any collection.
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  • Advances in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BZMQZ
    Hardback
    The reality of autonomous machines with artificial intelligence is becoming more real every day. The ability of machines to think and learn fascinates everyone, but now even the most reluctant readers have a chance to engage in learning about the history and future of robotics. This book covers everything from the 18th century French automatons to Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, from self-driving cars and smart homes to assembly and military robots. Each spread is complimented with vivid artwork that further illuminates the accessible, exciting text.
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  • Nature's Best: Hunters

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BYXVF
    Paperback
    Some animals have developed astonishing techniques to hunt and kill their prey. From the humpback whale's bubble nets that capture hundreds of fish, to the komodo dragon's deadly saliva, the creatures featured in this book are equipped with hunting abilities that are unique and extraordinary. Find out more about these masters of predation and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's hunting strategy and killing technique. The NATURE'S BEST series uses vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters. It is a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
  • Wolves

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BWKFV
    Hardback
    The grey wolf - or Canis lupus - is the only Canis species that is native to both Eurasia and North America. Social animals, wolves hunt in packs and travel in nuclear families of a mated pair and their offspring. They are territorial, too, generally establishing territories far larger than they require to survive. And, as apex predators, only humans and tigers pose a serious threat to wolves, although, of course, in folk memory it is wolves that humans fear. From Russia to India, Mongolia to Germany, Saudi Arabia to Turkey, and of course, in the USA and Canada, Canis lupus and its subspecies, such as the Mexican Wolf, is widely distributed around the globe. Endangered in some parts of the world and protected, their numbers are now increasing in places and they are being reintroduced - or finding their own way - into more locations and countries. With full captions explaining how the species and its subspecies hunts and feeds, rears its young and migrates, and whether it is endangered and protected, Wolves is a brilliant examination in 200 outstanding colour photographs of this fascinating animal.
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  • The History of Science

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BUMFK
    Paperback
    Mankind has forever strived to learn. The tribe with the better weapons can hunt more efficiently, defend itself better and take what it lacked from their neighbours. With the advent of farming and the ability to domesticate wild animals, the first civilisations began to form. Better housing, advances in medicine and the ability to pass knowledge down through the generations increased mankind's knowledge of himself and his environment. The History of Science follows mankind's journey from primitive stone tools and weapons, through the bronze and iron ages, through the Renaissance and on to a quest for the stars. With informative text, illustrations, diagrams and maps and a continuous timeline The History of Science will take you on a journey the like of which has never been seen before.
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  • Nature's Best: Parents

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BSWWN
    Paperback
    Some animals have developed astonishing parenting techniques which ensure the survival of their species, even in the harshest of conditions. From emperor penguins, who share parenting duties and manage to raise their chicks in the coldest temperatures on Earth, to the giant anteater, who carries its tiny helpless baby on its back for months before it can fend for itself, the creatures featured in this book have developed ways of caring for their young that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these extraordinary behaviours and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's parenting strategy. Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
  • Nature's Best: Homes

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BSBRK
    Paperback
    Some animals build astounding homes to provide shelter and safety for themselves and their young. From ants glueing leaves together to create a nest, to groundhogs engineering enormous underground towns, the creatures featured in this book create homes that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of engineering and learn how evolution has shaped the way each animal constructs their home and uses it. Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
  • The Periodic Table

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BGZIW
    Hardback
    The Periodic Table: An infographic guide to the elements is a fresh new approach to a truly remarkable and instantly recognisable piece of science. Combining cutting edge science with visually fascinating infographics, The Periodic Table allows you to compare and contrast all the different elements at a glance. Which is the densest? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some of them radioactive? Including a big picture view of the periodic table and how atoms work, this book also offers a fact-filled visual guide to each element, from hydrogen to oganesson. Each one is accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.
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  • Postcard from the Past

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BCVOH
    Hardback
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards. 'Sublimely funny' Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups 'My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!' Jill Mansell 'This book is an absolute treat' Holly Walsh 'Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince 'A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson 'Six by four inch portions of pure heaven' Rachel Johnson 'Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy' Samira Ahmed 'One of Twitter's most nourishing concepts - each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play' Danny Baker 'Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious' Emma Freud 'One of the saddest and funniest picture books you're ever likely to read' Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia 'Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound' Danny Wallace 'A book of rare and genuine beauty' James O'Brien, LBC
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  • Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: BCIEO
    Hardback
    Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology explores how some of today's greatest inventions came to be - and takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. It tells the story of how we figured out what electricity is and how we learned to use it to communicate with each other. Over the centuries, we have taken the same power that creates a flash of lightning and used it to make Wi-Fi hotspots, power touchscreens, and send video messages. The inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre - discover how an experiment with frogs' legs made people think animals were kept alive by lightning, and other strange and incredible tales of progress.
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  • The Human Body in Minutes

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: AZNQA
    Paperback
    A concise and illuminating tour of the human body - learn about how our bodies work and why they work the way they do, in minutes. From the basic unit of the cell, through the tissues and organs that make up the body's systems, to how these systems work together to form a complete human being, this book takes you on a journey through our anatomy and its intricate workings - and looks beyond to explore human evolution, inheritence and genetics, human behaviour, disease, death and medicine and how technology will transform the body of the future. With 200 cutting-edge anatomical images, cross-sections and close-ups that detail and explain the brain, eye, heart, skin, skeleton, lung, kidney, ear, blood, liver, stomach, muscles, veins, arteries, DNA, chromosomes and all of the key features of our bodies, this is the perfect, easy reference to the anatomy, physiology and science of the human body.
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  • Ponderables - Engineering

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: AZKAS
    Hardback
    Here is the essential guide to engineering, an authoritative reference book and timeline about how technology has given shape to our civilization. Engineering predates humanity; Homo habilis was knapping hand axes from st-sized ints more than a thousand centuries before the dawn of modern humans. Admittedly the development of technology was slow back then-but we've made up for lost time since. Striding from the Stone Age to Silicon Valley in 100 steps, we will see how our inventors have seized every scienti c breakthrough, new material, and better understanding to improve daily life and expand the scope of civilization. From reshaping rivers and containing the forces of nature to constructing arti cial lifeforms and perhaps one day even taming alien planets, engineers think big. These men and women of action make our world.* A guide to each eld of engineering and the materials they employ gives and insight into their achievements, their limits, and what might come next.* Includes biographies of the great engineers, such as Archimedes, Tesla, and Watt, showing the inspirations that lay behind their goals.* A graphical representation of engineering milestones, showing the rst, biggest, and fastest from across the eld boosts the contents for all readers.* 100 Ponderables also contains a 12-page Timeline History of Engineering.
  • Genetics in Minutes

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: AYXNQ
    Paperback
    Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance and evolution in animals, plants and humans alike - from the origins and development of life to the Human Genome and designer babies - this is the fastest, fullest path to understanding genetics. Contents include Genes, DNA, Natural selection, Darwinism, Stem cell and gene therapies, Evo-devo, Epigenetics, Cloning, Genetic engineering and Artificial life, as well as biology basics such as the Processes of life, Cells, Sex, Classification and Ecology.
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  • Basher Science: Engineering

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: AWOLO
    Paperback
    How does a 3D printer work? What stops a skyscraper from falling over? Where does a smart phone store information? Welcome to the world of engineering! Discover how the familiar machines and buildings in today's world are constructed, and how they function. How do scientists choose the right materials for the right job? Which scientific principles lie behind each machine or structure? Basher's highly original books explain difficult scientific concepts in ingenious ways, making them tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality and story to each topic - it's a truly brilliant way to communicate science.
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  • Spacecraft

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: AWFIX
    Paperback
    From early rockets to missions to Mars, trace the evolution of technology's most adventurous topic - man's never-ending fascination with outer space. A host of famous spacecraft throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make space exploration such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the reusable rockets, pioneering animals that paved the way for humans to enter space and also explains the SPace Race, space stations and probes and missions to other planets to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines. Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
  • Saving Animal Species

    Tom Jackson

    Product Code: ARJNF
    Paperback
    With so many species of animals becoming endangered, it has never been more important to learn about their habitat requirements, population trends, migration routes, and diets. Only by understanding more about these needs and trends can scientists produce effective conservation programs. The Animal Trackers books link the exciting, cutting-edge technology that conservationists now use with the animals' lives and ecology.
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