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Pandemic Planet : How diseases impact our world (and what you can do to help stop their spread)
Pandemic Planet gives young readers a clear, insightful, non-alarmist introduction to viruses and pandemics. Covid-19 has changed our world almost beyond recognition, but viruses and pandemics have always been with us. Pandemic Planet explores how we define pandemics, describes pandemics through the ages, from the Black Death to SARS, and assesses how we can arm ourselves against them, both at an individual and a global level. The matter-of-fact, clear and non-alarmist approach will reassure anxious readers. The book also looks at how we can learn from pandemics, as well as revealing some unexpectedly positive outcomes. Following on from Plastic Planet and Hot Planet, Pandemic Planet will feature the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 plusContents:1: Worldwide crisis2: What does ‘pandemic’ mean?3: Germs and diseases4: Pandemics of the past5: CASE STUDY: The Black Death 6: Immunity7: The early stages8: Out of control9: CASE STUDY: The 1918-19 flu pandemic10: Lockdown!11: Pandemic problems12: CASE STUDY: Covid-1913: Finding a solution14: Back to normal15: Preventing and preparing16: What can you do?17: Antibiotics alert!18: CASE STUDY: Antibiotic-resistant TB19: Pandemic planet?20: The positives21: Glossary22: Further reading23: Index
Recycled Planet explains to young readers how essential recycling is in today’s worldRecycling is part of everyday life today. From food scraps to mobile phones, recycling gives many materials a new lease of life and prevents them from polluting our planet, as well as saving energy. Recycled Planet explores the world of recycling, looking at what we recycle, how it is collected and separated and what happens during the recycling process. It also looks at new forms of recycling, from deposit schemes to repurposing, and assesses some innovations designed to make recycling more global and efficient. Simple activities encourage readers to take part in recycling themselves and to aim to recycle even more!Following on from Plastic Planet and Hot Planet, Recycled Planet will feature the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 plus.
Sustainable Planet gives young readers a clear, insightful introduction to Earth’s sustainability crisisSustainability is defined as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. In the simplest terms, sustainability is about children and the world we will leave them. Earth is uniquely able to sustain life. Yet we are stripping it of its natural resources, polluting its land and waters and heating its atmosphere, with terrifying consequences. A more sustainable world is urgently needed – now. Sustainable Planet takes a non-alarmist, but truthful, look at the issue of sustainability and suggests ways we can all live in a more planet-friendly way, from global changes such as investing in renewable energy sources and carbon offsetting, to individual actions such as eating less meat and fish and avoiding plastic packaging that will empower young readers. Following on from the successful Plastic Planet, Hot Planet and Recycled Planet, Sustainable Planet is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne.
Extinction Planet offers young readers a clear, insightful look at Earth’s wildlife extinction crisisIt is estimated that out of around eight million species on Earth, at least one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and that the current rate of extinction is up to 100 times higher than in any previous mass extinction. And it’s human activity that’s largely responsible for this frightening decline. Extinction Planet takes a non-alarmist, but truthful, look at Earth’s extinction crisis, explaining what a mass extinction is, how they occur and what their repercussions can be. It explores how, as humankind has caused this latest biodiversity crisis, we also have the solutions to slow or stop its damage, from reining in overconsumption, rewilding natural places, making farming more planet-friendly, preventing overfishing and seriously tackling climate change. It also suggests ways we can all live in a more planet-friendly way, from global changes such as investing in renewable energy sources, to individual actions such as buying sustainable products and eating less meat and fish. Following on from Plastic Planet, Hot Planet, Recycled Planet and Sustainable Planet, Extinction Planet features the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 and up.
Tiny Science: Nanotechnology
Tiny Science – giving MINI-scientists MAXIMUM understanding of the MICROscopic – get to grips with astonishing nanotechnology!A fun and visual series exploring the science of things we cannot see with the naked eye, zooming right in on the itty-bitty creatures, objects and machines that have an enormous impact on us and the world around us. Perfect for children keen to get up-close to the building blocks of our world. Tiny Science: Nanotechnology places nanotech UNDER THE MICROSCOPE to find answers to TECH-riffic questions, such as … – How has the cicada insect inspired nanotechnology?- How can a window clean itself? – What could possibly go wrong?!Fun cartoon-style illustrations interact with real-life pictures of many amazing microscopic features, making this series ideal for engaging readers aged 8 and up. It’s time to explore the infinitesimal!Other Tiny Science books in the series:GermsCellsGenes and DNAMicroscopic CreaturesAtoms and Molecules