Inventors: Incredible stories of the world’s most ingenious inventions

Step into Leonard da Vinci’s workshop, relax on board Video Shima’s speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes.

Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail.  From Lizzie Magie, who came up with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old – the inventors of this ebook have all used buckets-all of creativity to find ways to improve our world.

Science Squad

This bright and cheery illustrated book for kids ages 5-7 breaks down STEAM subjects, like science and technology, into fun and easily understandable chunks. Join Robert Winston and the Science Squad to unravel the mysteries of the world: find out how robots work, what a food chain is, where lightning comes from, how lungs allow you to breathe, and much more. The Science Squad characters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths) guide the reader through the book and are always on hand with tips, fun facts, and simple explanations. With pages covering living things, the human body, space, physics, geography, math, engineering, and chemistry, this book is a perfect introduction for kids starting to learn about science at school, or those who are just developing an interest in how the world works.

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My Amazing Body Machine: A colourful visual guide to how your body works

My Amazing Body Machine takes kids on a unique and exciting journey through all the working parts of human anatomy.

From our intricately wired brain to our squeezing, squelching guts and relentlessly pumping heart, renowned scientist Robert Winston exlores each part of this living machine through incredible, original papercraft artworks by Owen Gildersleeve. With clear text and fascinating bite-size facts about the human body, My Amazing Body Machine is a body book that makes learning about biology fun. Up-close photography shows how your body works in an immediate and ingenious way.

My Amazing Body Machine by Robert Winston is a fabulous, colourful book and makes understanding the most complex machine on Earth both simple and enjoyable: the human body.


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The Skeleton Book: Get to know your bones, inside out

With incredible computer-generated artworks, The Skeleton Book shows how truly amazing our internal scaffold is from skull to toes.

See how the skeleton’s flexibility makes the body supple and agile while providing support and strength – did you know that gram for gram bone is stronger than steel, while being five times lighter and ten times more elastic?!

The Skeleton Book compares key parts of the human skeleton to animal skeletons to show how and why our unique skeleton has evolved to be the shape it is. Then you can compare your own body to the pull-out life-size poster of the whole human skeleton! Perfect for ages 8 – 13.


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Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

Stir up some sticky slime, build a Solar System with rubber bands, power a speed boat using soap, and construct an erupting volcano, all with Home Lab, exciting experiments for budding scientists.

Including a foreword by Professor Robert Winston, Home Lab is packed with 28 brilliant projects, using clear step-by-step instructions, everyday ingredients that can be found around the house and amazing photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind every experiment, as well as real-world examples providing a context to better understand scientific principles.

Perfect for budding scientists and crafters, Home Lab will keep children entertained for hours.

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Utterly Amazing Human Body

Utterly Amazing Human Body is an eye-catching pop-up book that teaches kids how the human body works

Professor Robert Winston unravels the mysteries of the human body through pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, sliders and incredible facts to make learning about the human body fun and interactive.

Pop-open the mouth to reveal the teeth, tongue and senses of smell or lift-the-flap on the human body to reveal all the major organs and systems. From bulging muscles to the inside of the brain, this beautiful pop-up book brings the human body for kids to life with Professor Robert Winston to help along the way.


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Author Steve Parker and Editor in Chief Robert Winston explain all the amazing things the human body can do. From the human brain to muscles and bones, SuperHuman Encyclopedia explains to kids the extraordinary processes behind the ordinary human body. Packed with interesting facts about the human body, from how we keep cool and how memories are made to how the human body fights infection and how many muscles we use to smile, SuperHuman explores and explains how the body works.


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Utterly Amazing Science

I’ve enjoyed hands-on science for as long as I remember. Now you can try amazing things for yourself – pop-ups and experiments – and be thrilled like me’. Professor Robert Winston

Launch a rocket, peer inside a brain and see an atom pop up before your eyes, this summer DK brings you Utterly Amazing Science, a new interactive, pop-up book for children by leading science expert Professor Robert Winston.

Utterly Amazing Science is jam packed with brand new colourful illustrations, engaging text and amazing facts and stories, capturing young imaginations and helping readers get to grips with the various subjects within science. Not only does this book make learning fun, it also covers core national curriculum content in science, the human body and maths, plus games and activities for kids to try at home.

What makes this book so unique are the pop-ups, tabs, flaps and wheels that demonstrate the many incredible facts and ideas which can be found throughout the book. Readers can use push and pull sliders to feel the force, get to grips with the building blocks of matter with a pop-up atom, and learn how an engine works by turning an interactive crank around on the page.

These fun demonstrations offer a new, interactive approach to learning whilst unravelling the mysteries of science by allowing children to see how things work for themselves. The ‘try at home’ demonstrations also gives kids the opportunity to have a go at some real experiments such as bending water, the magic coin trick and making nearly instant ice cream.

All the core topics are covered including, forces, motions, light and colour, elements and matter and magnets and electricity, making it the perfect guide for homework help and information. Not only will this vibrant, interactive guide get kids enthused and excited about this incredible subject, the combination of facts and interactivity will leave them thoroughly blown away.


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Science Year by Year

From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Science Year by Year takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past and how it may shape the future.

Science Year by Year has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global coverage of all major scientific advances. Groundbreaking thinkers such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin are covered, with their discoveries clearly explained and situated in scientific history with illustrated timelines. Revolutionary innovations such as measuring time, gears and plastics are detailed alongside scientific artefacts such as navigation tools and flying machines.

Science Year by Year is perfect for anyone interested in invention and innovation with exciting discoveries to be made by all.

Hear Professor Winston talking about the book in this podcast.


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DK (2013)

ISBN 978-1409316138


That’s Life

What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? Robert Winston will take kids back to Earth’s beginnings showing how organisms live and survive in That’s Life. From the very big to the microscopic, meet the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that play an important role in sustaining life on Earth.

Packed with colourful images, facts and stats, That’s Life introduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of life. Let your child discover how life began and just what it means to be alive today.

DK Publishing (2012)

ISBN 978-1405391504

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