We all know the effects that climate change and global warming are having on our planet - but what we don't all know is some of the strange, and often bizarre ways scientists are working to find practical and imaginative answers to these big problems. Following a day in the life of an average child, we see how some of these futuristic inventions could fit into everyday life: from brushing your teeth with biodegradable algae, to eating beetle burgers for lunch and coming home to do your homework with a pen containing ink made from exhaust fumes. With a mixture of abstract, infographic-style artwork and topical, funny and expertly-researched facts, children will love seeing familiar scenes with a futuristic twist, teaching them all about the cool, exciting and sometimes quite strange inventions that could be commonplace in the not-so-distant future.
About the Author Having graduated from Edinburgh University with a first-class Undergraduate Master's in Physics, Honours Astrophysics, Madeleine Finlay went on to work as a trainee patent attorney for just over a year. However, she soon decided to pursue a more creative career, and studied for a Master's in Science Communication. During that time she was Editor-in-Chief of I, Science, Imperial College London's science magazine and then worked as a science writer at the National Physical Laboratory. She now freelances in science journalism and radio, working with clients such as the BBC and New Scientist, among others.
Jisu Choi is an illustrator based in South Korea. Having started studying art from a young age alongside taekwondo and piano lessons, illustration was the one that stuck and she has pursued it ever since. She loves how drawing is the easiest way to put what you want next to you, and enjoys travelling the world to gather inspiration. She's worked with many clients on a range of products including packaging design and murals. This is her first book.