Science: The Definitive Visual Guide

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Encompassing everything from ancient Greek geometry and quantum physics to the wedge and the World Wide Web, Science is a remarkable reference book that tells the story of science from earliest times to the present day — now available in paperback!

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Overview

Encompassing everything from ancient Greek geometry and quantum physics to the wedge and the World Wide Web, Science is a remarkable reference book that tells the story of science from earliest times to the present day — now available in paperback!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756689018
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 284,169
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Hart-Davis is a writer, photographer, and broadcaster and an established television face of science and the history of science. Among recent TV work, he has presented and written the books for the BBC series What the Romans/Ancients/Tudors/Stuarts/Victorians Did for Us, as well as presented How London Was Built, which was broadcast on both British television and The History Channel. He is the author of over 20 books on science, technology, and invention, and has received 12 honorary doctorates, a medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for the Public Promotion of Engineering, and the 1999 Gerald Frewer memorial trophy of the Council of Engineering Designers.
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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Eye candy for science lovers--and artists

    This is a fabulous, beautiful book that's already given me hours of enjoyment. I love the history of science, and I also like to learn about fields other than my own (wetlands biology). This has EVERYTHING: history, including images of ancient-to-modern scientific instruments and machines, biographies, sidebars full of inside stories. The photography and art work are dazzling. This is going to become one of my favorite books, I can tell already. It would appropriate for kids who can understand the language - it's layman-level but not kiddie-level. It would also be great for budding artists with a scientific bent, with tons of fascinating things to draw. (From the Writing Tips next to this review box, I infer that it's considered a children's book? Or YA? There is NO reason an interested adult won't love it, too - I'm the proof!)

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