[Read] ➺ Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future ➶ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam – Writerscompany.co.uk
This is an awesome book for the ones who are still in love with Science It will surely make your inner Science buds tingle The language is simple enough for kids to understand and the writing style is intriguing.A must read for the teachers and parents. Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam A.P.J Abdul Kalam was one of the greatest scientist in India He worked for the space and missile programmes of India earning him the title of The Missile Man of India He has been a President of India between 2002 and 2007 He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 38 universities and three highest civilian awards namely Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna He went on a mission to inspire the Indian youths to take the scientific commun Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam A.P.J Abdul Kalam was one of the greatest scientist in India He worked for the space and missile programmes of India earning him the title of The Missile Man of India He has been a President of India between 2002 and 2007 He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 38 universities and three highest civilian awards namely Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna He went on a mission to inspire the Indian youths to take the scientific communities of India to skies Srijan Pal Singh is the co author of the book who is the scientific advisor of APJ Abdul Kalam He has been awarded the IIMA gold medal for being an all rounder student of the year He has worked with Boston Consulting Group and World Food Program.From the above information about the authors, it is clear that they are eligible enough to write a book that can inspire the mind of youths The book Reignited is one of such books which target the students of the primary school Period of primary education is an ideal time to decide about one s future goals If students can find their interest in a particular field at such a tender age then it will give them a great initial boost in the long run for preparing for their career Abdul Kalam being such a great scientist has met many top notch professors of the world who would lead this generation of humanity to a next level Having such an exposure makes him a perfect person for career advising and by writing a book about it enables many children to get such a consulting This book contains all the basic information that is necessary for a person to choose their career in a particular field.In writing the book, the authors have taken utmost care of the target audience The book is written in such a lucid language that even a ten year old kid will be able to read and understand the book without much effort Throughout the book, authors have put numerous stories, anecdotes, experiments and conversations which add muchmeaning to the context of the topic The book has been filled with ample of illustrative images and diagrams which makes it interesting to read and understand easily Many references are taken to which children can easily relate to Like to explain the strength of Carbon Nano Tubes, the fictional character of Wolverine is used from the movie X Men who is portrayed to possess blades on his fists which are strong enough to cut the rocks.The book has a descriptive study of the bit lesser known topics like Robotics, Aeronautics, Pathology, Space Science, Neuroscience, Material Science and Paleontology these streams of science are not much well known in India So, the author has given much detail about these fields which are enough for children to be attracted towards it The author focuseson these fields so that the students pursue those not so developed areas of science in the nation so that the youth can contribute their efforts in a hope that India can become pioneer in these fields and not just to focus on some core branches of science.Along with the details of the untouched topics of science, the authors have given information about how to get into those areas At the end of each chapter of the book, the authors have mentioned the pre requisites for taking up that particular branch They even went further describing how to acquire those pre requisites by stating what a student should opt for from right after the high school to the courses needed to be taken in university.To develop the interest of the readers in the topic, many questions are also put up like What are turbulences What is a virus Is it living or non living being How can a pathologist defeat such clever viruses What is dark energy and dark matter Can one burn calories by thinking hard Why do we remember certain things and forget others What is the difference between a humanoid and a robot How is a spacesuit made Then these questions are thoroughly answered with a detailed, yet simple explanation which gives a satisfaction to the reader that they gained much knowledge apart from just a career counseling The book has been loaded with many talks with experts in a question and answer session These talks cover all the minute doubts regarding the topic.To explain the topics with ease, the author has penned many of the routine incidents which anyone can easily relate to For instance, Abdul Kalam wrote one such incidence where his plane got delayed by a couple of hours due to maintenance check as it was struck by lightning So he got curious about the effects of lightning on a plane and upon landing, he immediately checked on his laptop on the internet to find the details about the same He further researched how the concept of Faraday s cage is used to protect the people from such accidents This small account of his personal life not only provides the insights of the scientific concepts but also shows how a great scientist is different from normal people He shows the readers how simple it is to do research and feed the curiosity of the mind The main aim of attaching such incidents is to inspire the children about the research and how they can do it on their own One of the salient features of the book is that along with providing career counselling to the readers, it already starts to educate the readers about the respective fields The chapters start by explaining the history of the corresponding field of science It shows how the field originated from the events of history like the astronomy was originated from the works of Galileo on heliocentric model while the discovery of phosphorus was discovered by heating human urine by Hennig Brand who did random experiments for his research in alchemy Again, since the targeted readers of the book are young students, the design of the book is also given great importance The title of each chapter is doodled to represent the text embedded in it For instance, the robotics is written to represent gears, wires, screws, wheels, processor, etc which gives the overview of the whole topic even before reading the introductory paragraph The diagrams drawn are also much simple to understand Like the schematic of a robot or an aeroplane is drawn with simple shapes and labelled neatly with only those parts shown which matter the most rather than conventional engineering diagram mentioning each and every component.Along with solving the formal scientific queries with the experts, many personal questions have been discussed by them The most common question that has been asked to all of the experts was why they landed in this career This specific question clears the mind of the readers about why should they pursue the respective field and also gives a sense of comfort that their decisions are not immature about thinking to go for such road not taken paths of career.Many students have a hard time finding their ideal career because they do not know the kind of work which is being done So, almost all the experts are also asked the same question what exactly do you do This gives the readers a clear view of what it is like to work in a certain job Besides, the questions regarding their childhood is also asked to show the readers that even people from a not so well to do family background can achieve the hefty heights of being such a great scientist.Many times parents do not allow their wards to go for the lesser known areas of science because of the uncertainty in the career in the respective field So at the end of each chapter there is a section titled NOTE TO PARENTS which addresses the parents that how wide the scopes are in that field and the security of future career It also states the role of a parent in building the future of their child The author writes about how parents can help their child by stating which kind of books, seminars, gadgets and environment they should provide so that they can bloom better.The authors have left no stone unturned in inspiring the youth Each chapter ends with an oath to be taken by the readers in their respective fields The oath talks about achieving great heights of the respective fields These may seem unnecessary to an adult but such little things have a great impact on the minds of children The oath gives the child a feeling that they have been given a responsibility to be a pioneer in the field and contribute greatly in whatever they do This creates a strong excitement for them to genuinely work hard.The book is not just a bombardment of information, facts or inspiration but the authors have still addedto it Each chapter is filled with mini activities for readers which not only gives them a glimpse of that field but lets them have their baby steps towards the respective fields As it is said that the first steps in a work are the toughest, these are taken care of by the authors by carefully designing those activities which are not much exhausting but also gives the readers much of overview about that area These activities are such that children can easily do without any help of others Since the education system in India is not developed much, a lot of spoon feeding is done especially to the students of primary school By doing these activities, they get a sense of independence that even they can carry out tasks on their own.Observing all the above discussed key features of the book, one can say that the book is ideal for a child to refer to before deciding his her own career The book is loaded with all the necessary information for a student to pursue whatever career they have decided It is written in much simple language along with fun filled activities to keep the child engaged to the book It lets child make important decision of their future without making thingscomplicated or serious Keeping all of these things in mind it is a must have book for students and one of the most suitable gift to be given as a present to someone Will Robots Take Over The World When Will We Meet Aliens How Are Memories Stored Inside The Brain Join APJ Kalam On Afascinating Quest To Explore The Realm Of Science And Technology,its Extraordinary Achievements And Its Impact On Our Lives In The Days To Come Co Written With Srijan Pal Singh, This Book Features Exciting And Cutting Edge Career Paths In Areas Such As Robotics, Aeronautics, Neurosciences, Pathology, Paleontology And Material Sciences In Other Words, Careers That Are Going To Make A Difference In The Future The Result Of Extensive Research, This Book Offers A Plethora Of Ground Breaking Ideas That Will Make Youngsters Think Out Of The Box Gist of whats happening around in various science fields Must read for students in 10th and 12th. Easy and quick read What made me hooked to this book is the way the book is organized The book deals with the various areas of knowledge Robotics, Aeronautics, Pathologist, Space Scientist, Neuroscientist, Material Scientist and Paleontologist The book deals with basic idea of all the fields and how one can study various institutes that provide these subjects along with subject expert interview added to this what the parents can do if the children are interested in the above subjects. Simply Superb This book basically deals with the latest trends in science and the developing fields which are touted to have a great potential.The fields discussed in this book are 1 Robotics 2 Aeronautics 3 Pathologist 4 Space Scientist 5 Neuroscientist 6 Material Scientist and7 Paleontologist A person who studies about the Fossils,Origin of Life etc If you take a particular topic, say, Robotics First, There will be an Introduction..Which gives us a fair idea about what that field isSimply Superb This book basically deals with the latest trends in science and the developing fields which are touted to have a great potential.The fields discussed in this book are 1 Robotics 2 Aeronautics 3 Pathologist 4 Space Scientist 5 Neuroscientist 6 Material Scientist and7 Paleontologist A person who studies about the Fossils,Origin of Life etc If you take a particular topic, say, Robotics First, There will be an Introduction..Which gives us a fair idea about what that field is and who were the pioneers in that field Abdul Kalam Sir also shares his own experience with respect to that field in this part After Introduction, Comes the Applications of the Field and eveninformation about that field Such as Where it is usedWhen it was used the upcoming developments etc Hope you get a gist of what i said Then there isConversation with a science Teacher It is basically QA s FAQ s to be precise The Common doubts regarding the field etc The answers are very crisp and easy to understand For example, The big bang theory We all must have known about it but Some of us are still unable to explain or understand that event But Abdul Kalam Sir has given a lot of wonderful examples and illustrations to explain the various Concepts which i feel is too good He also gives us the basic information about how we can work in that particular field There are ample illustrations for our better understanding and there is also a Note to parents section where he advises the parents on how to nurture the child s talent in that field This book is ideal for teenagers who have enormous interest in science This book gives a great insight to the up coming fields and trends in the science industry Moreover, Being the work of Hon.Former President Abdul Kalam This book is truly worth reading Reignited by APJ Abdul Kalam and Srijan Pal Singh was a very enlightening book I liked it very much The basic format of this book is Information, Conversations with a Science Teacher, Meet The Expert, Note to Parents, an Oath and sometimes an Exercise It was very fascinating, but could be a little dry at times. It s a good book for early stage student and for parents too,of course, to make a good decision of carrier by understanding each fields It s organised in a good way, ensuring that necessary can t say sufficient cause it depend person to person thing are explained in order to make a good decision It s a good book for early stage student and for parents too,of course, to make a good decision of carrier by understanding each fields It s organised in a good way, ensuring that necessary can t say sufficient cause it depend person to person thing are explained in order to make a good decision Got this book from a friend who came back after attending APJs funeral Thoroughly motivating for any mind who wants to climb the mountain of science Book is a neat travelogue and coversRobotics, Aeronautics, Pathologist, Space scientist, Neuroscientist, Material scientist and Paleontologist. An informative and important book about creating a scientific temper in young students by the former president of India, A.P.J Abdul Kalam.