Greek Adventure

Who were the first scientists?


ISBN: 9780745977591 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745977591

Publication date: June 22, 2018

Format: Ebook

Extent: 128 pages


Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions – how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure Harriet and Milton are investigating who the first scientists were. Step into Harriet and Milton’s time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery – become a Mesopotamian stargazer, cast your vote in ‘Greece has Scientific Talent’, and meet Pythagoras! Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.

Meet the author: Prof Andrew Briggs

Andrew Briggs 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.

Meet the author: Mr Roger Wagner

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.

Reviews for Greek Adventure

"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." - Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, Director of Medical Studies at Trinity College Cambridge

"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." - Professor Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN 2009-2015; President of the German Physical Society and SESAME Council

"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." - Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal, President of the Royal Society 2005-2010

"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." - Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

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