This introduction to the world of science explains basic concepts such as gravity and atomic structure as well as describing planetary systems and the processes that allow plants and animals to function. Exploded colour diagrams include the structure of DNA, the materials and technologies contained in a smartphone and how photosynthesis works.
The Amazing Healing Powers of Nature
How Plants and Animals are Helping to Improve Our Health
How could a horse, a sea cucumber, or brown algae improve your health? This absorbing book contains more than 140 articles on the plants, animals and micro-organisms that have provided the basis for drugs combating such problems as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, this volume tells the behind-the-scenes stories of medical breakthroughs, discusses traditional medicines, and gives practical advice on using natural therapies to improve your health.
Wildlife, Wild Places, Wild Weather
It is hard to believe that Niagara Falls could freeze over, but in January 2014 the flow was partially stemmed. Surveying the spectacular and awe-inspiring, this book features more than 300 photographs that reveal, with the aid of explanatory text, captions and fact boxes, the extreme and extraordinary nature of the planet – from the power of earthquakes, volcanoes and the weather to exceptional mountain, ocean and desert environments, including the deepest submarine sinkhole and the deadliest droughts.