Tom Jackson is a highly experienced science writer and editor who has written books for Dorling Kindersley, Scholastic, National Geographic, and Hachette. He has written five titles in the best-selling DK series Eyewitness Science, including Computer and Science. His other titles include How to Build a Human Body (Scholastic, 2013) and his recent book on the history, science, and technology behind refrigerators, Chilled (Bloomsbury, 2015). Tom lives in Bristol, England. Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children, including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series which has sold over 2.5 million copies around the world.
"This addition to the long-running Basher Science series introduces concepts in engineering, visually represented by chunky, anime-style figures. Divided into seven color-coded categories, the book introduces members of the "Mechanical Mob" (which include Ramp, Lever, and Pump), "Design Dynamos" such as Ergonomics and Artificial Intelligence ("I'm still relatively young, and my first real job is to suggest products and ads you might like on the Internet"), and dozens of other tangible and intangible concepts, structures, and devices. The upbeat, first-person narratives and quirky art create an inviting way for children to learn about the breadth of what engineering can mean. Ages 10-14.(Jan.)" -- Publishers Weekly