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Oct 03 2019

Explanatorium of science by Robert Winston

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Dorling Kindersley, 2019. ISBN: 9780241359488.
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended. Themes: Science, Physical science, Biological science, Chemical science, Earth Science. In the inimitable way that DK publishing has to present complex information in a readily accessible way, this book that covers the breadth of science understanding is a wonderful example of publishing. Robert Winston has distilled some very difficult concepts into easily digested morsels of detail that a young reader will be able to grasp. The illustrations are also incredibly clear and photographs are big, bright and colourful. Complex experiments to reveal what is happening in science are photographed and annotated with clarity. The final sections in the book also explain basic science measurement, procedures, classification and some charts and general explanations.
This book was a joy to read. It clarified much detail that I had forgotten from my own science education and teaching, but would make a wonderful book for those beginning the journey of discovery in science. It could certainly by recommended for a Library collection or to be given to a science enthusiast. Nothing in the book is too complex to leave out, because the author has made the complex into a bite-size chunk of detail that is easily consumed.
Highly recommended for science interested readers aged 10+.
Carolyn Hull

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