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The Science Book

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Starting with Thales of Miletus (624 BCE) who is said to have predicted a solar eclipse and ending with Geoffrey Marcy (1954-) who has furthered our knowledge of distant unseen planets this history is told through the achievements of individual scientists, the short biographical entries are an ideal way to absorb the history of science. Entries show biographical details and there are timelines throughout, with tip-boxes giving the context of each discovery. An ideal introduction to science for older children and adults, especially good for anyone new to the subject or wanting to learn more.

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The Science Book by

All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus' ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.

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Publication date

23rd July 2014

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Publisher

DK an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Popular Science
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Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781409350156

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