Fun Science by Charlie McDonnell

Charlie McDonnell
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‘My goal, ultimately, is to try and make you as big a science fan as I am. That’s all this is, really. It’s a fanbook. An unofficial annual. It’s… like fan fiction. It’s a poster I want you to hang on your wall. But this ain’t about One Direction (RIP). It’s about SCIENCE.’

Charlie McDonnell, the first UK vlogger to reach one million subscribers on YouTube, brings you his first book Fun Science, an amusing and educational guide to life, the universe and why science is so awesome.

In Fun Science, Charlie takes readers on a journey through the cosmos, beginning with the Big Bang (or ‘The Big Whining Expansion’, as Charlie more aptly nicknames it) through the Solar System and the origins of all life on Earth, all the way down to the particles that make up everything around us (including us!) The book is chock full of frequent digressions, tons of illustrations of not-so-sciencey things, and pages packed with Charlie’s all-time favourite mindbending facts; from the fact that all life on earth was originally formed in the heart of the stars to the 2,368 different strains of bacteria found in our belly buttons.

Written with humour and personality, Charlie makes facts memorable; Segue 2, a galaxy made up of only 1000 stars, is referred to as ‘the most adorable galaxy’ while ‘our unreactive friend helium’ enjoys the single life. This book is sure to have you laughing and learning and is a must for fans of Charlie, his YouTube channel and anyone with an interest in science and how the world works.

Fun Science by Charlie McDonnell is out now priced £14.99 (Hardback)