The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong.
This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question.
How can Santa know who's been naughty and nice? How can he make it to every house on Christmas Eve? This book uses science and technology to overturn the assumption that Santa can't be real. It presents a portrait of Santa and the miracles he makes happen every year.