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Greek Adventure Who were the first scientists? Andrew Briggs, Julia Golding, Roger Wagner, Brett Hudson

22 Jun 2018
128 pages: 130 x 198 mm
The Curious Science Quest
Lion Children's Books
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Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat, continue their time-travelling quest of discovery. Next stop, the ancient world to discover who the first scientists were. Become a Mesopotamian stargazer, cast your vote in Greece’s Got Scientific Talent, and meet Pythagorus! The Curious Science Quest looks at the evidence to answer the BIG questions that scientists have asked throughout history. But does science explain everything, or can faith help to find the answers? Join a fun, fact-filled time-quest, and remember to bring some snacks!
He is Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He is best known for his early work in acoustic microscopy and his current work in materials for quantum technologies. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Julia Golding is a much loved storyteller and has written numerous books for the YA market, including the Cat Royal series. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.|Roger Wagner is a prolific artist and author, with works spanning three decades. He works across many creative genres, including portrait, illustrated books and stained glass. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Brett Hudson attended the University of Southampton and now works as a freelance artist and book illustrator. He has worked for a variety of publishers including Collins and Barrington Stoke. His book Friday Forever won the Portsmouth Book Award. He has also worked for Marks and Spencers greetings cards. He sells his humerous watercolours from The Naked Eye Gallery in Hove and other outlets in the south of England
“A witty and accessible treasure trove of scientific discoveries that goes to the heart of our human quest to understand who we are. This book doesn’t dumb down or gloss over imponderables but will leave you marvelling at the science and asking for more.”|“The brilliant and entertaining illustrations in this series enliven a clear and enjoyable text that should stimulate serious thought about the world and our place in it.”|“Too often science and faith are pitted against each other. This book breaks down that split in a creative and engaging way. It shows the scope of science in our lives and how the study of science and the study of God feed and magnify each other. Human beings have always been hungry for understanding and meaning, and this book beautifully shows how this has worked out from the earliest time. It is a book that leaves me in awe at the “art” of science: for the way it unveils the magnificence of God our Creator, who stretches out the canvas.”|“Has the bug bitten you? Are you curious? Curious to know how the universe evolved from the Big Bang? How matter arranges itself into objects ranging from atomic nuclei to human beings, planets, and stars? Are you curious to know why all these things are the way they are? “Science is good for the ‘how’ questions but does not necessarily have the answers on the ‘why’ questions. Can science and religion talk to each other? Enjoy this series and learn more about science and the enriching dialogue between science and faith.”|“Here is a wonderful and wittily written introduction to science as the art of asking open questions and not jumping to conclusions. It’s also an amusing excursion through evolution and anthropology which packs in a lot of learning with the lightest of touches. A much-needed antidote to the bludgeoning crudity of so much writing in both science and religion.”

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