Par un beau dimanche de juillet qui s’annonçait aussi ennuyeux que tous les autres, Anaïs se retrouve au pays des arcs-en-ciel. Selon une vieille légende, on peut découvrir un seau rempli de pièces d’or au pied de chaque arc-en-ciel. Dès son arrivée dans ce monde fantastique, Anaïs se lance à la recherche du fabuleux trésor. Existe-t-il vraiment ? Ses immenses efforts permettront-ils à Anaïs de percer le secret de l’arc-en-ciel ?
By Sylvie Marcoux
By Hikaru Utada
Shortlisted for the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Creating an element is no easy feat. It's the equivalent of firing six trillion bullets a second at a needle in a haystack, hoping the bullet and needle somehow fuse together, then catching it in less than a thousandth of a second – after which it's gone forever. Welcome to the world of the superheavy elements: a realm where scientists use giant machines and spend years trying to make a single atom of mysterious artefacts that have never existed on Earth.
From the first elements past uranium and their role in the atomic bomb to the latest discoveries stretching our chemical world, Superheavy will reveal the hidden stories lurking at the edges of the periodic table. Why did the US Air Force fly planes into mushroom clouds? Who won the transfermium wars? How did an earthquake help give Japan its first element? And what happened when Superman almost spilled nuclear secrets?
In a globe-trotting adventure that stretches from the United States to Russia, Sweden to Australia, Superheavy is your guide to the amazing science filling in the missing pieces of the periodic table. By the end you'll not only marvel at how nuclear science has changed our lives – you'll wonder where it's going to take us in the future.
By Kit Chapman
IN CRUEL CLUTCHES: Zach King, son of legendary mountain man Nate King, is at home in the harshest terrain of the Rockies. But nothing can prepare him for the perils of civilization. Locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with his sister’s kidnapper, Zach wends his way through the streets of New Orleans like the seasoned hunter he is. Yet this is not the wild, and the trappings of society offer his prey only more places to hide. Dodging fists, knives, bullets and even jail, Zach will have to adjust to his new territory quickly—his sister’s life depends on it.
UNTAMED COUNTRY: Nate King and his family pride themselves on their ability to handle whatever hardships the harsh wilderness of the Rockies deals out. But lately their cabin, nestled in the foothills of the high country, has had some troublesome visitors. Nearby Ute and Crow warriors have banded together and set out to destroy the Kings’ home…along with the King family. Nate has no choice but to find a new place to live. With a bloodthirsty war party dogging his every step, will he have any family left by the time he finds a new homestead?
By David Robbins