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Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs
     

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

by Paul Parsons
 

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Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will grow in

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Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will grow in importance with our advancing understanding.

In 100 sections, this book provides an overview of the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, Science tells a rich and fascinating story of discovery, invention, gradual progress and inspired leaps of the imagination.

Many key concepts and discoveries are defined and discussed including: The circumference of the Earth, Chaos theory, Algebra, Relativity, Newton's Principia, Brownian motion, Pi, Wave/particle duality, Germ theory, The computer, X-rays, The double helix, Viruses, The human genome

Readable, informative and thought-provoking, this is the ideal introduction to cutting-edge science and the essential overview for anyone who wants to learn more about these often daunting but increasingly essential subjects.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual 2012 - Melinda F. Matthews
A concise, general work that can be used for browsing or for looking up specific topics in both high school and public libraries.
Booklist - Gilbert Taylor
A foundation to any science collection is the popular introduction... The visual enticement to browsers, however, does not mean the text is lightweight, as author Parsons does not avoid equations in the mathematics advances, shows readers the physics principles underlying applied technologies, and explains the physiological action in major medical achievements that have improved human health.... Parsons [also] presents examples of pure science that, as yet, have no practical applications.... Parsons will elicit that all-important initial interest in science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623652685
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
40 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Paul Parsons is a regular contributor to Nature, New Scientist and the Daily Telegraph. He frequently appears on BBC radio and his television credits include Richard&Judy and BBC Breakfast. He was formerly editor of award-winning BBC science and technology magazine Focus. His latest book, The Science of Doctor Who (Icon Books), was longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

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