Jamie is horrified to discover that his new school's science teacher doesn't have a clue. Then headmaster Dr Dyer reveals his plan to train selected pupils to infiltrate the media and industry, to actively muddle and delay scientific progress.
Jamie isn't keen on the idea of boarding school, and when he arrives he's even more horrified to discover his science teacher doesn't seem to know what she's talking about. Then headmaster Dr Dyer reveals the secret purpose of his Academy. He trains selected pupils to infiltrate the media and industry at the highest levels. Their job: to actively muddle and delay scientific progress. He says this is to prevent harm to humans and damage to the environment. But is Dr Dyer entirely as he seems? Join Jamie and his friend Emily as they unravel the plot, expose Dr Dyer's real motive, and save the world from plunging into chaos. This enthralling novel raises fundamental questions about the use and misuse of science. It is also an entirely new and fun way to learn a lot of science. Also available on Faber Penguin Audiobooks.
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Russell Stannard is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Open University. He has travelled widely in Europe and the USA, researching high energy nuclear physics. He has received the Templeton UK project award and spent a year in America as a visiting fellow at the Center of Theological Theory, Princeton. He was awarded an OBE for services to physics and the popularisation of science. Married with four children of his own and three stepchildren, he vividly remembers the excitement of discovering Einstein's theories for the first time and he is dedicated to passing this inspiration on to new generations. The Time and Space of Uncle Albert was shortlisted for both the Science Award and the Whitbread Award, and his books have been translated into seventeen different languages.
Dr Dyer's Academy by Russell Stannard
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