George and the Big Bang
George and the Big Bang is a fast paced adventure story, which speeds back to the very beginning of space and time! Full of surprising twists and turns, through wormholes and to the edge of knowledge itself, George and Annie race to use their wits and intuition to prevent a terrible disaster befalling the human race. Pitted against the forces of darkness, George and Annie – with a few friends, they enlist along the way – must defeat their enemy before the clock ticks back to zero. Once again, super intelligent Cosmos, Pooky, the nano supercomputer in disguise, Eric, Annie and George are plunged headlong into a world where nothing is as it seems, no one can be trusted and a dark subplot to undo hundreds of years of scientific advance threaten to unravel too rapidly for anyone to stop it…..
Published on 4th August by Random House Children’s Books, George and the Big Bang includes essays by some of world’s most important cosmologists, brilliant illustrations by Garry Parsons, a thrilling plot line and a series of easy to read scientific inserts. With a full colour set of photographs, illustrating the wonder of the cosmos, George and the Big Bang, the final volume of the trilogy, brings George’s adventures in the universe to a fitting close…
Latest reviews of this book
"Once again, George and his friends, next-door neighbor Annie and
her scientist dad, Eric, are on an exciting adventure. Eric is using his
super-computer, Cosmos, to work on one of the biggest science experiments of
all time, namely the Large Hadron Collider, to explore the earliest moments of
the universe known as “The Big Bang.” When George and Annie decide to use
Cosmos to help find a new home for George’s pet pig, who was sent to a farm
when George’s twin sisters were born, they accidentally discover a plot by a
group of people who are trying to stop the experiment and destroy the Collider.
The children then must use all the science they know to find a way to save the
computer and the lives of the many scientists working on it. This addition to
the series does not disappoint, and it stands on its own. The book alternates
between the adventure story and factual explanations of the scientific terms
and theories discussed. The science can be a bit complicated so the book also
contains a series of factual essays written by Stephen Hawking and his colleagues. The series website provides additional information that will help students learn more about the science involved. This is an especially timely story now that the real Large Hadron Collider and the scientists working on it are in the news. Numerous diagrams, charts, and playful black-and-white pencil drawings add clarity and humor and help bring the characters to life."
Carole Phillips, Greenacres Elementary School, Scarsdale, NY
"An engrossing and thrilling story, written with all the insight you would
expect from these authors. Complemented by full colour photos of our galaxy and many pages of scientific facts, this is a really good read."