Author(s): Richard Platt
This visually stunning miscellany from the effortlessly stylish print-maker James Brown is a collection of incredible facts and figures. Do you know how many bones there are in the human body or how clouds form? Or about different types of knots or how Morse code works? Each illustration is both beautiful and enlightening, and is accompanied by an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt. Covering more than 30 diverse and fascinating topics, there is a world of information at your fingertips in this book, which is perfect for all the family to enjoy.
Super-stylish miscellany of facts and figures in a large-format hardback. Topics include the Periodic Table, tides, clouds and the Fibonacci sequence. The Bookseller
Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book, and Castle Diary, which was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He has written over 70 books and has appeared widely on TV and radio, talking about his children's writing. He lives in Kent. James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the VA and Guardian.