30-Second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Theories in Science, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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Overview

Chaos Theory, Unification, the Theory of Relativity? Schr?dinger?s Cat, and the Laws of Motion? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you?ve certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?

30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges leading scientific experts to abandon their beloved jargon ...

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Overview

Chaos Theory, Unification, the Theory of Relativity? Schrödinger’s Cat, and the Laws of Motion? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?

30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges leading scientific experts to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex of theories in half a minute— using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it’s also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the chance to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435109568
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor Paul Parsons is the former editor of BBC Focus magazine. He has written on popular science for publications ranging from the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph to FHM. His book The Science of Doctor Who was one of 12 books longlisted for the 2007 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    It doesn't go too far in depth about any one theory, However this book does a great job at explaining differnt theories to the point that is could probably be a collegate study aid. This book is good for getting your feet wet.

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