ASTRONOMY OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Like a Facebook for the universe, Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The universe has never been so cool.
CHEMISTRY GETTING A BIG REACTION!
Basher Science: Chemistry, Getting a Big Reaction created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us.
ENGINEERING RIVETING WORLD OF BUILDINGS & MACHINES
How does a 3D printer work? What stops a skyscraper from falling over? Where does a smart phone store information?
Welcome to the world of engineering! Discover how the familiar machines and buildings in today’s world are constructed, and how they function. How do scientists choose the right materials for the right job? Which scientific principles lie behind each machine or structure?
Basher’s highly original books explain difficult scientific concepts in ingenious ways, making them tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality, and story to each topic — it’s a truly brilliant way to communicate science.
Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing biology, from advances in medicine to genetic engineering. Meet the world’s toughest bacterium and a biologically immortal flatworm whilst learning about epigenetics, superbugs, nanomedicine and cloning. Extreme Biology is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science – a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern biology.
Topics discussed in this book include:
• Hardcore Herd: Water bear, Conan the Bacterium, Planarian flatworm, Superbug (antibiotic-resistant microbes), Aliens
• Gene Genies: Gene (including DNA, RNA, Nucleotides), Gene expression, Protein, Prion, Genome, Epigenetics
• BioHacker Crew: Gene splicing, Recombinant DNA, Recombinant protein, Polymerase chain reaction, Genetically modified organism, Cloning, Gene machine, Shmeat (including tissue culture), Designer baby, Synthetic life, Biosafety (including bioethics)
• Bioscience Buddies/Drug Dudes: Nanomedicine, Monoclonal antibodies, Broad spectrum antiviral, Pharming (the use of genetic engineering to grow drugs), Biosensors
• Medical Mavericks: Face transplant, Regenerative medicine, Gene therapy (including DNA vaccine), Functional MRI
In Basher’s totally hip and quirky style, readers are introduced to the amazing research that is revolutionizing physics! From the pioneering experiments taking place in the Hadron Collider to NASAs deep-space exploration, Basher Science: Extreme Physics highlights the realm of miniscule things that was discovered in the early 1900s by scientists who were on the hunt for teeny-tiny parts of matter, the bits from which all larger things are made. This wild, uncertain world is bursting with crazy characters you’re about to meet-you’re gonna love them!
MICROBIOLOGY IT'S A SMALL WORLD!
This latest book from the Basher Science series investigates the unseen world of microbes. Basher’s distinctive style presents key microbes as characters with their own voice and personality. Microbiology investigates the “teensy tykes” such as algae and bacteria that are all around us in the living world, as well as a range of so-called “minibeasts”, but these are not the usual creepy-crawlies that you might think of. These near-invisible creatures range from the zooplankton “good guys” to the unpleasant tapeworm and fluke. Yuk!
Microbiology explains the different building blocks of the human body, as well as the nasty bugs that can make us so ill, whether it’s catching a common cold or something much more deadly such as tuberculosis, the second biggest killer in the modern world.
ROCKS AND MINERALS A GEM OF A BOOK!
Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what’s more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It’s not what you expect out of a science primer.
STATES AND CAPITALS UNITED WE STAND!
Basher History: States and Capitals is the follow-up title to the bestselling Basher History: U.S. Presidents. This unique and comprehensive guide to 50 states (plus DC and the six territories) presents each state in the hip Basher fashion. Who better than Basher to give each state a face, voice, and personality and to give kids a fun, unusual but really information-packed gazetteer of their country. From Alabama to Wyoming, and everywhere in between, each state boasts about why it is special, dishes fun facts not found elsewhere, and waxes poetics about its motto, state bird, flag, state flower, and more! Find out how Connecticut got to be called the Provision State, why Georgia is nuts about nuts and why Illinois is called the Land of Lincoln.
TECHNOLOGY A BYTE-SIZED WORLD
Basher Science: Technology, A byte-sized world! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green
From the bestselling illustrator whose friendly take on science has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the periodic table to the universe, comes a fresh take on technology as only Basher can do it. Discover the secrets behind the devices we take for granted, and learn about the amazing inventions that have transformed our lives. From the Movers and Shakers who power our physical world, to the Gizmos, Home Bodies, and High Rollers who power our vehicles, entertainment, and smartphones—and pretty much everything else around us—Technology is a compelling guide to the big-bytes whiz-kids, powerhouse motors, and other characters who drive our inventive, highly engineered world.
US PRESIDENTS THE OVAL OFFICE ALL-STARS
Basher’s US Presidents shows you the nation’s leaders as you’ve never seen them before. Every president, from George Washington to the winner of the 2016 election, has an individual entry and speaks directly to the reader. Often humorous, these lively and enlightening articles bring history to life.
Meet James Monroe, known as the “Last Cocked Hat” because he pranced around in an outdated wig, hat, and breeches! Learn more about “Uncle Jumbo” (better known as Grover Cleveland): the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. Find out how Ronald Reagan helped end the Cold War. Quirky facts add interest. Did you know that John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator? That Teddy Roosevelt (and his whole family) could walk on stilts? Or that Lyndon B. Johnson had worked as an elevator operator? Read this book, and you’ll soon be on personal terms with every single US Head Honcho to date.