Books by Tom Jackson

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    The Magnificent Book of Ocean Creatures (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

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    Animal lovers will adore this gorgeous large-format gift book. It's full of photorealistic illustrations of ocean creatures including killer whales, great white sharks and dolphins and each one is accompanied by some truly jaw-dripping facts.

    A wonderful treat for nature lovers, this massive book tells children what the fish and mammals eat, how they communicate and how long they are expected to live.

    There are also fact files on each double-page spread showing the size of each animal in proportion to a human being.
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    Wolves (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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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    Amazing Transport (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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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    Nature's Best: Parents (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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.
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    Nature's Best: Homes (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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.
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    Nature's Best: Display and Camouflage (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    Some animals have developed astounding plumage, skin and fur which perfectly meets their needs. From the pangolin, which is covered in 'plates of armour' to protect it from predators, to the leafy appearance of the weedy sea dragon, that allows it hide amongst the seaweed, the creatures featured in this book have developed appearances that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these marvels of nature and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's appearance - whether it is trying to blend in with its surroundings, pretend to be a different species or draw attention to how deadly it is. Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
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    Follow the Link: A Journey Through Transportation (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    Follow The Link: From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge down the centuries. It explains how we figured out the way to unlock the materials found in nature and then put them to work to transport us wherever we want to go. Cold rocks were turned into hot metals, invisible forces were picked up by carved stone - and sand and soot were used to make the toughest spacecraft ever. Find out about lava bombs, lost cities, lodestones and magnets, how the pyramids were made, who invented the coach trip, and why plumbers are called plumbers in this fantastic journey through the history of transport.
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    The Periodic Table (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    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.
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    Digital Technology (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, 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 aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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    Genetics in Minutes (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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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    Music Technology (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, 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.
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    Telephones and Mobiles (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, 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.
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    Basher Science: Engineering (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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 (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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.
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    Saving Animal Species (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    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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    Tracking Animal Behaviour (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    It is hard enough getting a complete picture of how the most common animals - domestic pets, for example - behave. However, this is tougher still for creatures that are active at night, such as many species of cats, live in remote regions, or live in the top of the tree canopy. Zoologists have developed a variety of techniques to conduct behavioural studies including remote sensing, cameras and video cameras, and webcams.
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    Tracking Animal Numbers (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    Counting animals is a challenging exercise. Many animals only come out at night. Others are very shy, and have become adept at avoiding people. Some live in remote places where it is difficult for people to observe them. Technology helps to make animal surveys easier. Examples include using satellite imaging to count whales and setting traps to count amphibians.
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    Tracking Animal Identity (Paperback)

    Tom Jackson

    Identity is vital to any scientific research but it is not always easy to establish, especially with groups of species that look very similar, or those with secretive lifestyles. A number of fascinating techniques are used to establish species' identities, including recording sounds, monitoring tree damage, DNA analysis, and carbon dating fossil finds. Case studies include: woodpeckers, fur analysis, and identifying bats in flight.
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