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

by Mark Henderson, Joanne Baker, Tony Crilly
     
 

Explaining the crucial concepts of 21st-Century science.
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Explaining the crucial concepts of 21st-Century science.

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Metro Family Magazine (Oklahoma)
Simple, plain-English explanations for 100 key concepts in modern science including background on genetics, physics and mathematics. Geared for teens, this gives readers an understandable introduction to complicated theories, and offers parents a valuable resource for helping with those tough homework questions.
SciTech Book News
This compact, accessible reference explains fundamental concepts of genetics, physics, and mathematics, in 100 concise, readable entries, most about 4 pages long. Each section begins with a six-page overview and a running timeline. Topics such as stem cells, the big bang, fractals, and game theory are explained in plain language and a conversational style, with everyday examples readers can relate to, all in an inviting layout with black and white illustrations, pull quotes, and boxes.
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:
9781554075270
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.65(d)

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