Title: The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists
Author:(s) Sean Connolly, Kristyna Baczynski (Illustrator)
Stars: 3 1\2
My kids loves Sean Connolly The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science book and did many of the experiments in the book. As a family during the summer we tried to do a lot of projects to keep their minds busy. This book I was hoping would be the same. I falls a little flat compared to the science book. It was more about how technology can be good and how it can go wrong but didn't really work as well as the other book he has written. One of my kids though it was boring and would rather work on a coding site.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Workman Publishing Company for the advance copy of Sean Connolly The book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology.
Sean Connolly’s bestselling “genius at work” series gets it’s “T!” STEM, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, refers to the core non-humanities subjects that are so critical to contemporary education. And now, after covering everything but the technology, this master of fun, messy, possibly risky and compelling interactive science experiments explores twenty-seven key areas in current and near-future tech.
Author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters, and, most recently, The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry Sean Connolly delves into the fascinating and potentially scary world of driverless cars, artificial intelligence, robots and androids, smart clothing, the “internet of things,” test-tube meat, the space elevator, and more. Through cool illustrations, quick definitions, illustrated panels, and Connolly's clear and always-lively writing, readers learn what each breakthrough means; how it has or will improve our lives; what other technologies are related to it; and what the terrifyingly awesome potential risks are. (3D printing? What happens when someone bad “prints” a weapon?) And to make the learning hands-on, each chapter includes an experiment to help understand the underlying principles of these incredibly complicated developments: Use milk jugs and balloons to test solar power. Food dye and water to understand genome technology. A paper airplane to gain insight into drones. Two boards and two friends to replicate the force of a powered exoskeleton. It’s science, down to a T.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Workman Publishing Company
About The Author:
Sean Connolly will be familiar to listeners of BBC Radio Five Live and Radio Wales. Among his more than 50 books aimed at children and adults are Wholly Irresponsible Experiments and Witness to History: The Industrial Revolution. He has also written for the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. His three children are either collaborators or guinea pigs, depending on the project.