100 Most Important Science Ideas: Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics

100 Most Important Science Ideas: Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics

by Mark Henderson, Joanne Baker, Tony Crilly
     
 

"Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries." -- Library Journal
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"Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries." -- Library Journal

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Midland Mirror
An indispensable over view of science for anyone who wants to understand the world around them.
Library Journal
How large is infinity? Are designer babies really designed? Can a cat be alive and dead at the same time? All of these questions urge the reader to explore the 100 most important, groundbreaking ideas that have emerged from the scientific disciplines of genetics, physics, and mathematics. Divided into three sections, each written by one of the authors—Henderson is a specialist in genetics, Joanne Baker is editor of Nature and a physics major, and Tony Crilly is a former mathematics instructor who has written extensively in mathematics—this work presents complex scientific topics in a simple, understandable way. The introduction includes a time line that shows how the ideas are develped within each section. The entries, which range from two to four pages in length, explain concisely how each topic has profoundly influenced our lives. Text boxes, entertaining quotations, frequent diagrams, and everyday examples hold the reader's attention and make this work engaging to anyone interested in the world of science. BOTTOM LINE Unlike other popular science books, such as Peter Moore's Little Book of Big Ideas: Science (Chicago Review, 2006), which focuses on biography, this book concentrates instead on the interaction and development of these ideas over time. It is highly recommend for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries.—Hazel Cameron, Overlake Hosp. Lib., Bellevue, WA\

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ISBN-13:
9781554079483
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
877,784
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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