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Marvellous Machines

By Jane Wilsher
Illustrated by Andrés Lozano

Reveal the inner workings of the incredible machines all around us

In this eye-catching book, readers can explore the hidden inner workings of machines and inventions, from mundane objects such as toasters and bicycles, to cutting edge technologies such as pill-sized medical robots and super-fast maglev trains. Readers use the see-through ‘invention analyser’ to reveal elements hidden within – everything from wires and pipes to the magnetic and gravitational forces at work. Accompanying text explains how these machines function, how they affect our daily lives, and the physical and chemical phenomena that enable them to work.

  • Learn about mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering by exploring the inner workings of machines
  • A sturdy die-cut 'invention-analyser' adds an interactive element and enables readers to look inside the machines to see how they function
  • Includes facts about machines from everyday objects such as cars and kettles to cutting-edge engineering marvels such as maglev trains and space stations

About the author

Jane Wilsher, who lives in London, is a writer, editor and publisher of award-winning non-fiction books for children. She enjoys commissioning and making fun fact-packed titles for kids, who tend to ask the best kind of tricky questions. Most recently, Jane launched the children’s list at Thames & Hudson. She is the founder of bop, a new company that creates playful books and games. Jane enjoys spending a day out at the museums and art galleries, which are packed with inspiration for new book ideas.

About the illustrator

Andrés Lozano is a Madrid borned and London-based artist. He divides his time between illustration and painting. As an illustrator he has worked for a wide range of international clients including The New York Times, Google, Virgin Atlantic and McSweeney’s. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Beirut, Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid and Brisbane. He has also co-authored several picture books originally published in the UK and the United States and now translated into more than 10 languages.

ISBN: 9781912920198
Imprint: What on Earth Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 3, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 250mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/03/21 at 21:45:32
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