Discovering Energy2020-11-19T12:31:05+00:00

Discovering Energy

  • Pub month: November 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781787080485
  • Author: Johannes Hirn & Veronica Sanz, illustrated by Eduard Altarriba
  • Price: £12.99
  • Binding: HB arlin
  • No. of pages: 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 248 x 248 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout
  • Age Range: 8+

Creating and harnessing energy is a fundamental part of enabling life to exist and thrive on earth. Energy comes in a vast array of different forms: using our muscles and those of other creatures, enabling us to move, lift etc, creating heat and steam through fire, capturing the power of the wind in a ship’s sails or to turn the blades of a wind turbine, harnessing the power of moving water to generate electricity in a hydroelectric power station, applying the forces of magnetism to turn an electric motor, using solar panels to transfer the sun’s energy into electricity for our homes… All of these and more are explained in Discovering Energy.

This exciting new book from award-winning illustrator Eduard Altarriba introduces children aged 8 to 12 to this fascinating world in a fun and absorbing way. The book explains many of the different principals of energy production with the use of beautiful, dynamic illustrations.

Author Information

Veronica Sanz
Veronica Sanz is Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex, UK. She has worked at Harvard, Yale, Boston and Durham universities, as well as her hometown university in Valencia, Spain. She was a Fulbright fellow at Harvard and Marie Curie fellow at Yale and she has been awarded a Large Hadron Collider-Theory initiative prize.
Johannes Hirn
Johannes Hirn has a degree in engineering, a PhD in physics and a MSc in scientific journalism. He loves to understand and explain the world around us and is now a science teacher.
Eduard Altarriba
Eduard Altarriba is a graphic designer and illustrator. He runs Alababalà, a Barcelona-based independent studio producing games, exhibitions, animation, apps and workbooks for children that are practical and fun.
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