1000 Facts on Science and Technology (1000 Facts) by John FarndonJohn Farndon is an internationally known author, as well as a playwright, composer and songwriter, whose work has been performed at such theatres as the Donmar and Almeida in London and the Salisbury Playhouse and selected for showcases, such as Beyond the Gate.
He has written hundreds of books, which have sold millions of copies around the world in most major languages and include many best-sellers, such as the award-winning Do Not Open, which received rave reviews in the USA and became a cult-hit as well as featuring on the New York Times and Washington Post best-seller lists. In earlier years, he wrote mostly for children, and has been shortlisted a record four times for the junior Science Book prize. Books such as How Science Works and How the Earth Works each sold over a million copies worldwide. But recently he has written much more for adults.
Many of his books focus on popular science, and in particular earth science, nature, and environmental issues. His Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks and Mineral is widely used as a reference work by geologists, while The Atlas of Oceans, his big book on endangered life in the oceans for Yale in the USA (A&C Black in the UK and Australian Geographic in Australia), garnered glowing reports prepublication from major figures such as the Cousteaus, Carl Safina, Nancy Knowlton and Harm de Blij.
But he has covered a wide range of topics, from contemporary China to the food market. The history of ideas and intellectual curiosity is a particular speciality.
In 2010, his book for Icon Do You Think Youre Clever? was a best-seller, reaching the top 20 on Amazon and the top 10 in South Africa and Turkey, and was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Education Award. The follow-up The World’s Greatest Idea was selected as one of the top 50 Wish List books of the year in South Africa.
He has been interviewed extensively on radio and TV stations around the world, and conducted talks, demonstrations and displays at many events, from the Brighton Science Festival to the Oxford Literary Festival.
30 fun facts about engineering, science and technology
Babies have about bones at birth, with cartilage between many of them. This extra flexibility helps them pass through the birth canal and also allows for rapid growth. When a substance is heated up, its particles move more and it takes up a larger volume — this is known as thermal expansion. Conversely, a drop in temperature causes it to contract again. This effect is most dramatic in gases but occurs in liquids and solids such as iron too. For this reason, large structures such as bridges are built with expansion joints which allow them some leeway to expand and contract without causing any damage.
Enjoy our fun science facts for kids. Learn interesting earth facts, amazing chemistry facts, cool space facts, funny facts about animals and much more. Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs? Or that sound travels 4 times faster in water than it does through air? Science is a fascinating subject with many amazing things to learn and discover. Read on to find more fun science facts and trivia while remembering that as society and technology develops so too does our understanding of science and the world around us. Animal Facts.
A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat. According to Moore's Law, microchips double in power every 18 to 24 months. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics in Although the famous first flight at Kitty Hawk took place on December 17, , the secretive Wright Brothers did not demonstrate the technology to the broader public until August 8,