This is a unique two-in-one book on science and scientists for kids.
Read stories of contemporary Indian scientists, their struggles, their work lives and why they push the boundaries of science and of themselves to discover or invent something (Batty Cat who plays a pivotal role in the book, suspects the brainwave happens thanks to rats).
This fun flipbook, with two covers and two sides, comes loaded with activities, quizzes, experiments and a galaxy of knowledge. It’s written for kids and most adults. Check out the fantastic covers by
WHY A SCIENCE BOOK FOR KIDS?
Though Dr CV Raman won the Nobel Prize almost a century ago, only eight Indian scientists have won the Nobel since then. We desperately need more brains on science research, basic and applied. We also need to bring out our scientists from laboratories and make them heroes that kids can aspire to.
Science is all about asking questions, constantly, being curious about the way the world around you works. Questioning the world has become especially important today, in the times of climate emergency. We need the new generation to find unique solutions, inventions and discover new things about our fast fading biodiversity.
I’m hoping this book on Indian scientists, who live and work here, in this country, is the first step towards this.
They Made What?
A space scientist who sent a rocket to Mars
A physicist who insisted that plants could feel emotions
An engineer who solved a water problem with an ice stupa
Meet India’s brightest scientists and read all about their incredible, groundbreaking inventions in this first-of-its-kind book. Explore the most fascinating fields of science, from nanotechnology and astrophysics to tropical ecology and molecular physics, and find the answers to all the scientific questions you’ve ever thought about. Do all scientists wear lab coats? Where do they get their genius ideas from? And how do they transform these ideas into life-changing inventions?
Bursting with activities, quizzes, easy experiments, cool tips and a galaxy of knowledge, this informative, exciting and entertaining book is sure to awaken the intrepid innovator in you!
They Found What?
A biologist who smashed cancer cells
A physicist who revealed the secrets of light
An ecologist who stumbled on a rare species of frog
Meet India’s brightest scientists and read all about their incredible, groundbreaking discoveries in this first-of-its-kind book. Explore the most fascinating fields of science, from neuroscience and biochemistry to evolutionary biology and thermodynamics, and unearth the answers to all the scientific questions you’ve ever thought about. Do scientists ever fail at maths? What tools and technologies do they use to uncover something new? Do they really have robotic assistants?
Bursting with activities, quizzes, easy experiments, cool tips and a galaxy of knowledge, this informative, exciting and entertaining book is sure to awaken the intrepid innovator in you! Through these stories of science, I wanted to bring science and scientists out of the limbo they have been in, bring them out of the hero worship cult, into our lives, into the lives of kids. Delve into their hardworking, creative lives and find inspiration for myself and hopefully for the little readers this book finds.