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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (19 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230748333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230748330
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 1.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,578,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Brake is a freelance scholar, working out of the UK, who writes popular science books, and has done science communication work in film, television, print, and radio on five continents. He has communicated science for NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, the Royal Institution, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Nature, the British Council, and the National Science Museum of Thailand. Mark is perhaps best known for his work in popularising the relationship between space, science and culture.

Mark's books including those written about the relationship between science and fiction ("Different Engines" and "FutureWorld"), those communicating science for a younger public ("Space Hoppers", "Really, Really Big Questions about Space and Time", "The Alien Hunters Handbook" and "How To Be A Space Explorer"), and two rather more academic works ("Revolution in Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed our World" and "Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide").

Mark's book with Cambridge University Press, "Alien Life Imagined: Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology", was published in November 2012.

More information on Mark's work can be found at his website www.markbrake.com/ or on his iScience website at www.iscience.org.uk/iScience/Home.html

Signed copies of Mark's books are available from the iScience seller under each of Mark's titles.

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Book Description

Space Hoppers is based on a brand-new series from the BBC starring Dan Wright and Steve Marsh, the comedy duo known to Cbeebies viewers and their parents as the hugely successful Big Cook, Little Cook. The series is part of the BBC's year of Science and will air at the start of 2010. In the book Dan and Steve help us explore the Sun, ice, volcanoes, comets, extreme weather, extreme distances and water on earth and in the solar system. It is packed with experiments that you can do at home too.

About the Author

Mark Brake is an academic, who has written several popular science books, and has done science communication work in film, television and radio on five continents; including work with NASA, The Science Museum and the BBC. He received worldwide publicity for developing an undergraduate university course, Life in the Universe, which examined the science and culture of astrobiology.

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