Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters About Science in 1001 Bite-Sized Explanations

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Overview

The world of cutting-edge scientific knowledge in one volume for the general reader.

This practical reference provides clear and concise explanations of the key scientific concepts, making it the ideal guide for science enthusiasts as well as beginners.

Science 1001 covers all of the scientific disciplines including:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth science
  • Space
  • Health and medicine
  • Social science
  • Knowledge
  • Applied science
  • The future

The book concludes with an exciting glimpse of what's to come for science, from time travel to transhumanism. From the physics of black holes to cloning therapy, Science 1001 demystifies the most important scientific ideas and disciplines in the simplest language with a minimum of jargon, making them easier to understand and, thus, more entertaining for any general reader.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Mary Ellen Quinn
Aiming to combine the breadth of a reference book for example, a dictionary of science with the accessibility and sense of fun that you get from a piece of popular science, author Parsons organizes this work into 10 broad sections representing the major divisions of science. These sections are further divided into subsections, each containing on average 12 brief entries. The topics have been chosen with the lay reader in mind, and that reader will have a passing familiarity with most of the terms, if not their meanings. Rather than being arranged alphabetically, the entries are ordered to provide continuity. Someone who is puzzled by the differences between Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic, for example, will find readable explanations laid out in a logical sequence in the subsection for Ages of Earth. The book's final section considers the future, with entries for Cloning extinct species, Weather control, Nanomedicine, and more.
American Reference Books Annual 2010 - Melinda F. Matthews
Designed with the general reader and students in mind, this volume provides clear and concise explanations of scientific concepts. It uses the simplest, jargon-free language possible to clarify such concepts as black holes, cloning therapy, and even time travel. Covering 1001 scientific topics, the work covers such subjects as physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science, space and astronomy, applied science, and computer technology. It is a concise, general work that can be used for browsing or for looking up specific topics in both high school and public libraries.
Simcoe.com, DurhamRegion.com, MuskokaRegion.com, P - Glenn Perrett
For many students math can be a confusing subject. Mathematics 1001 can help make things clearer as students read and learn about important mathematical concepts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554077182
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 721,471
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paul Parsons is a regular contributor to Nature, New Scientist and the Daily Telegraph as well as a radio and television personality. He was editor of the award-winning BBC science and technology magazine Focus. His previous book, The Science of Doctor Who, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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