An instant New York Times bestseller!
The must-have, everything-you-need-to-know science book from every kid’s favorite science educator, Bill Nye
Science educator, TV host, and New York Times–bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects—physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more—this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and coauthor Gregory Mone present the most difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. They interviewed numerous specialists from around the world, in each of the fields discussed, whose insights are included throughout. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life! Features photographs, illustrations, diagrams, glossary, bibliography, and index.
Bill Nye is a New York Times–bestselling author, mechanical engineer, and television host best known for his television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award-winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.
"Challenge[s] readers to ponder still-unsolved scientific posers. . . The full-color graphic and photographic images not only reflect the overall 'get this!' tone but consistently enrich the flow of facts and reflections. 'Our universe is a strange and surprising place,' Nye writes. 'Stay curious.' Words to live by. Wordplay and wry wit put extra fun into a trove of fundamental knowledge."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A timely and eco-conscious children’s science book. Combine the effervescent and enduring appeal of Bill Nye with solid science and the result is a winner."
— School Library Journal
"TV personality Nye's enthusiasm for science comes through in sections packed with information, boxed quotations from working scientists, "Try This" activities, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and graphics"
— Horn Book Magazine