Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small

By Jess Wade

Illustrated by Melissa Castrillón

An exciting picture book introduction to the fascinating (and cutting-edge) science of nanotechnology.

"We need more beautifully illustrated and involving non-fiction like this. Wade and Castrillón introduce nanoscience with perfect clarity and inviting pictures." – Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Everything is made from something – but the way we make things, from the materials we use to the science and technology involved, is changing fast. Nano offers a fascinating narrative introduction to this cutting-edge area of STEM, better known by the name "nanotechnology". With words by Dr Jess Wade – a highly skilled physicist and trailblazing campaigner for diversity in STEM fields – and beautiful, dynamic pictures by award-winning artist Melissa Castrillón, this is the perfect book for budding young scientists and engineers: a way of stepping beyond their school textbooks to fascinating "real-world" science. "A truly rare science book that neither talks down to children nor goes over the heads... Sumptuously illustrated, deeply informative and clever, this is the gift I'll be giving to all the children I know." – Angela Saini, science journalist, broadcaster and author

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 6+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406384925
  • Published: 01 Apr 2021
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 293 x 217 mm
  • Pages: 32

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'We need more beautifully illustrated and involving non-fiction like this. Wade and Castrillón introduce nanoscience with perfect clarity and inviting pictures.' The Sunday Times

'Written by a highly skilled physicist with beautiful art from Castrillon.' The Bookseller

'another beautiful picture book for five-plus, plunging deep into the world of atoms, materials applications of nanoscience, with accessible text and richly shaded pictures' The Guardian

'A truly rare science book that neither talks down to children nor goes over the heads. Dr Jess Wade makes one of the most complex areas of science instantly accessible, drawing out the wonder and beauty of materials at the nanoscale, while inspiring young readers to want to know more. It's obvious how much care and attention has gone into every page. Sumptuously illustrated, deeply informative and clever, this is the gift I'll be giving to all the children I know.'

'This book is amazing! The pictures were incredible and they helped make the information clearer […] This book shows that science is useful and fun to learn.' Violet (Age 7), Books Up North

'This thoughtfully accessible introduction to nanotechnology will surprise and delight young minds reaching horizons you never thought you might investigate. A brilliant brain-dusting book for budding young scientists.' WRD

'It’s brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated [by Melissa Castrillón] and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to explain nanoscience to their children themselves!' Daniel Radcliffe

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