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Can You Get Rainbows in Space?: A Colourful Compendium of Space and Science

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Dr Sheila Kanani explores this and many more questions in this incredible collection of scientific facts about colour. The science of how our brains and eyes work together to see different shades is so clearly and concisely explained. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

I would recommend this book as part of a library, or in the book corner, for children to pick up and become engrossed in. In 2014 she won the Inspiring Women in Technology award, and also won the Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science in 2020. I heard this lady on the radio so bought this book for grandsons birthday to go with other gifts, I wish I’d kept it myself first but I’m sure I’ll be able to read it in the near future, never to old to learn.Puffin is an imprint of Penguin Random House, the world’s number-one publisher representing a vibrant community of publishing houses marked by unparalleled success. Author and planetary physicist Sheila Kanani is also an experienced educator, her scientific knowledge and presenting skills shine through the book.

And you’ll even be taught by a real astronomer, Dr Sheila Kanani, exactly how to make a rainbow – in space. For example, at Indian weddings some brides wear red which symbolises love, commitment and strength and that in the early 1900s, purple was one of the colours representing Women’s Suffrage which stood for freedom and dignity. Irresistibly brightly coloured and packed with fascinating facts, this book is a treasure trove of information. The introduction explains what light is and how the human eye perceives it, and as well as the ROYGBIV colours, there are sections on black and white, fluorescence, infrared and ultraviolet, and an explanation of how some animals can see in the dark.Book Links aims to develop generations of literate children and young people who appreciate all forms of story and how story is created. Finally, the book focuses on rainbows and answers the title of the book – Can You Get Rainbows in Space? It continues beyond the rainbow too with infrared and ultraviolet light, luminesce and fluorescence, those parts of the spectrum that are invisible to the human eye.

Mae yna adrannau ar ddu a gwyn, fflworoleuedd, is-goch ac uwchfioled, ac esboniad o sut y mae rhai anifeiliaid yn gallu gweld yn y tywyllwch. She also dives further into space exploration with her book How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs , with her latest release Can You Get Jellyfish in Space? Each question is explained clearly, with lots of added information and ‘did you know’ sections to keep the reader engaged. The facts are both fun and informative and illustrations by Liz Kay take the reader right through a vibrant colour palette and are so visually stimulating for a young reader.The inclusion of a detailed glossary in the final chapter is helpful for those readers needing clarification of terms used. Our mission is to inspire children to feel they can be and do anything, and to create readers for life. We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, traditions and living cultures; and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

A feast for the eyes as well as the mind, I would highly recommend this engaging text for bookshelves in every school library. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

Since publishing a series of non-fiction in 1940, Puffin has grown to become one of the most iconic children's entertainment brands in the world. Each colour of the rainbow has its own section with pages and pages focused on the science, history, cultural meaning , natural occurrences and use of the colour throughout time. And you'll even be taught by a real astronomer, Dr Sheila Kanani, exactly how to make a rainbow - in space. This beautifully-designed, mixed media non-fiction book introduces young people to a selection of exceptional scientists, all of whom have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry or medicine.

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