Robert Winston - Editor-in-chief
Hardback : 06 Oct 2005
7 - 10 years
Short-listed for an English 4 -11 Illustrated Book Award
Look inside: Body
Join Robert Winston, award winning author and TV presenter, as he takes an incredible journey around the human body in this jaw-dropping tour of anatomy. From how your blood flows to how your food is digested, take a trip through your very own body and be astounded by its inner workings.
- Features a free interactive CD showing the body and its movements in 3D detail
- Includes acetate pages folded back to reveal how our most important organs work
- Supports the National Science Curriculum at Key Stage 2
With more than 100 stunning full-colour images reproduced from the world's first complete 3-D graphic model of the human body, the internal structure of body parts is revealed layer by layer. A comprehensive and vivid journey from head to toe!
Professor Lord Robert Winston is a leading scientist and TV presenter and belongs to that rare breed of scientists who combine academic brilliance with charisma and a flair for communication with the general public.
Body (DK, October 2005), Robert's second children's book is an irresistibly grisly, top-to-toe atlas that takes you on a thrilling journey of the human body, revealing our internal structure from head to toe.Why did you want to be involved with this book (Body)?
Because people show huge ignorance about the body and it's an important thing - we live in it. It has to be taken care of.How did you feel about your first children’s book, What Makes Me Me?, winning the Junior Aventis prize for science books?
Very surprised and delighted. It's very nice to win - if we can engage a child with science this will lead to adults being engaged in science. It's important for society for more people to understand more in this field.When did you discover you were good at science?
I still haven't discovered it! Since the age of 7 or 8 it was something I was always interested in. I went to lots of science museums as a child.What advice would you give to those who find biology tricky at school?
Every subject is tricky, like French or English literature but science is very rewarding if you persist. It becomes more and more interesting and is very important for everyone to understand.
Do you have any predictions of where science will take us in the next 10 years?
I think it's utterly pointless to predict the future. There have been so many false predictions and these give the impression that science can solve and dominate everything. Natural forces are so unpredictable and we should be more humble about this.
Who is your favourite author?
I don't have a favourite author although I love ShakespeareWhat is your favourite book?
My favourite non-fiction genre is history and I love Stalingrad by Anthony Beevor, Citizens by Simon Schama and particularly Orlando Figes' Tragedy of a People.
What is your idea of happiness?Contentment is a good bottle of burgundy with the right company. Where in the world would you like to be?
Skiing in the Rockies.
How would you like to be remembered?
A good father.
Size: 252 x 301mm
Pages : 96
Publication date: 06 Oct 2005
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley