Count down your world with an amazing mix of numbers, facts and stats; from the biggest to the smallest
Do you know how many zeros there are in a duotrigintillion? Or which country has the greatest number of smartphones? Have you ever heard of the 'curiosity gap'? And do you know how fast the speediest passenger zooms over the tracks? Discover the answers to all these and much, more more in Big Countdown: Technology.
The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Ideal reading for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.
Paul Mason's interest in writing stems from his childhood when he won the Scripture Prize in his last year at Primary School. He now is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. He has a degree in anthropology, has worked in Turkey and taught English as a foreign language. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.