Great Explanations

By Mark Lorch

20 top scientists on the best things they ever learnt

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Collectable

A signed, first edition paperback copy of Great Explanations, and your name in the back of the book.
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Virtual talk

A ticket to a virtual talk about topics in the book by author Mark Lorch, Professor of Public Engagement and Science Communication at the University of Hull. Pius everything at the Collectable level.
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Postcards

A set of 6 postcards featuring The Underground Map of The Elements, designed by Mark Lorch. Plus everything at the Collectable level.
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Read with a friend

Two signed first edition paperbacks, two ebooks and two names in the back of the book.
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Schools' copy

A signed, first-edition copy for you, plus one to be donated to a school or college of your choice. Plus two ebooks and two names in the back of the book.
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Enamel pin

Great Explanations enamel pin. Plus everything at the Collectable level.
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Mug

Underground Map of the Elements mug, designed by Mark Lorch. Plus everything at the Collectable level.
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Tote bag

Great Explanations tote bag, plus everything at the Collectable level.
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Art print

A limited-edition A4 art print of the cover. Plus everything at the Collectable level.
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The Underground Map of The Elements Art Print

A limited-edition A4 art print of The Undergound Map of The Elements, designed by Mark Lorch. Plus everything at the Collectable level.
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FAQ

Is there something that has always puzzled you and you’d like a good clear scientific explanation? Let us know and we’ll include an answer (along with your name) in the FAQ chapter in the book. Plus two signed first edition paperbacks, two ebooks and two names in the back of the book. Limited to 10.
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Book club

Five signed first edition copies to read with your book club or friends, five ebooks and up to five names in the back of the book. Plus a 30-minute video call with Mark Lorch.
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Sciart portrait

A personalised digital portrait, incorporating your interests, created by Kelly Stanford - like this one of Rosalind Franklin, but of you or a friend! Plus everything at the Collectable level. Only 10 available
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Talk from Prof Mark Lorch

A talk from Mark about some of the subjects in the book at your school, college or workplace. Plus five signed copies for your library. Only 5 available. Does not include Mark’s travel or accommodation.
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Patron

Our patron level includes a special thank you printed in the FRONT of the book with your name and/ or the name of your organisation. Plus ten signed, first-edition copies and ten ebooks. Only 5 available
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