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Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small

By Jess Wade
Illustrated by Melissa Castrillón

An exciting picture book introduction to the fascinating (and cutting-edge) science of nanotechnology.

"We need more beautifully illustrated and involving non-fiction like this. Wade and Castrillón introduce nanoscience with perfect clarity and inviting pictures." – Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Everything is made from something – but the way we make things, from the materials we use to the science and technology involved, is changing fast. Nano offers a fascinating narrative introduction to this cutting-edge area of STEM, better known by the name "nanotechnology". With words by Dr Jess Wade – a highly skilled physicist and trailblazing campaigner for diversity in STEM fields – and beautiful, dynamic pictures by award-winning artist Melissa Castrillón, this is the perfect book for budding young scientists and engineers: a way of stepping beyond their school textbooks to fascinating "real-world" science. "A truly rare science book that neither talks down to children nor goes over the heads... Sumptuously illustrated, deeply informative and clever, this is the gift I'll be giving to all the children I know." – Angela Saini, science journalist, broadcaster and author

  • Highlights from Jess Wade's starry CV include visiting 100 schools in a year and a widely covered project to get female scientists' biographies onto Wikipedia. She has a 40k following on Twitter.
  • Melissa Castrillón is an award-winning illustrator known for her beautiful covers for The House on Chicken Legs and the latest editions of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. She has a 40k following on Instagram.
  • This book aims to do the equivalent of what Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton's Tiny series has done for biology with spectacular new science.

About the author

Dr Jess Wade is an award-winning physicist specialising in plastic electronics, and a trailblazing campaigner for inclusion in STEAM fields. She won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award for outreach and the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Award for her outstanding research and widely covered activism. This notably included writing over 1200 Wikipedia pages in a year for women and people of colour working in science, and a campaign to get a copy of Angela Saini's book Inferior into every school in the UK. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @jesswade

About the illustrator

Melissa Castrillón is an English/Colombian illustrator, with a First class Honours Degree in Illustration and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author-illustrator of Mighty Min and The Balcony; she won the Gold Medal at the Society of Illustrators' annual exhibition. Follow her on Instagram under the handle @melissa.castrillon

ISBN: 9781406384925
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 217 x 293mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 18/04/21 at 22:45:45
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