With a title like Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, you know that this probably isn’t going to be your ordinary book of experiments. At the early stages of writing this book, we had to put our heads together and try to think of a way to make this book different from the thousands of science experiment books out there. It’s true… just saying the words science experiment book will spawn a contagious outbreak of uncontrollable yawns followed by hours of sleep. So, how was I going to inspire my team to help me create a book that was different? Take a look…
We started by building a list of the most popular science experiments that I’ve had the opportunity to present over the years – in the classroom, on television and on our website. The next step was to use amazing photography to capture the wow-factor of each activity. It’s no different that thumbing through the pages of a great cookbook… the photos grab your attention and entice you to read more about the recipe.
Thanks to an amazingly creative editorial team, we took nearly 4,000 photographs over the course of 7 months and had to narrow down the final selection to 248 photos in a book that’s 160 pages. With all of this emphasis on photos, we hoped that the writing didn’t take a back seat. Our concern was answered when we received this review from a person who got their hands on an advance copy.
“If science books were like this when I was a kid, things might have been different for me! The first thing that grabs your attention is the photography – amazing photos that detail the entire process, and there’s no disappointment when it comes to the writing. After reading just a few pages, you can see that this guy is seriously funny.”
The end result is a book that oozes our passion for making science fun. If all goes well, that ooze is going to be contagious.