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Get Ahead in ... PHYSICS

By Tom Whipple
Illustrated by James Davies

One of the first in an exciting new series from Tom Whipple – the award-winning Science Editor of The Times.

Here are all the essentials for GCSE Physics in a book you can start and finish, without falling asleep in the middle! Study magnetism via floating frogs, the particle model of matter via farting cows and energy via a hapless dinosaur – and learn about radiation through the example of a 20’s speak-easy, where people drank glow-in-the-dark cocktails (until their jaws fell off). Each section includes a bullet-summary and, for curious minds and clever-clogs, bonus mini-chapters exploring fascinating, extracurricular science: everything from Schrödinger's cat to quantum mechanics. With words by Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times and debut children's author, and pictures by rising star James Davies, this is the first in a series of fresh, funny and much-needed study-aids.

  • A fresh, funny and fascinating book to liven up revision; publishing in the run-up to GCSE mocks.
  • Along with Maths and Chemistry, Physics has a reputation for being one of the hardest subjects at GCSE – this book should reassure anxious students and parents alike.
  • Back-matter includes a glossary of terms, revision-tips and an index.

About the author

Tom Whipple is the Science Editor at the Times and a feature writer for Scoop magazine – in the course of his job, he has reported from the inside of the world’s hottest sauna and the top of Mount Everest. His book How to Win Games and Beat People was published by Random House in 2015; his wife has stopped playing Scrabble with him because, she claims, Tom is too competitive … and has learnt all the two letter words. Follow him on Twitter under the handle @whippletom.

About the illustrator

James Davies is an illustrator and author from Wales, now living in Bristol. He has a uniquely bold, graphic style, influenced by old cartoons and retro picture books, and is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Meet the... series (Templar). This is his first book for Walker.

ISBN: 9781406388244
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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