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Science: The Definitive Guide is a stunning work of visual reference. Thematically arranged and illustrated with over 300 incredibly detailed photographs and diagrams, it covers all the major branches of science: Earth, Climate, Chemistry, Biology, Space, Physics, and Cosmology. Contained with its pages is everything you need to know about the key scientific concepts and discoveries, including plate tectonics, elements and compounds, photosynthesis, the water and carbon cycles, relativity and quantum theory, DNA,...

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Overview

Science: The Definitive Guide is a stunning work of visual reference. Thematically arranged and illustrated with over 300 incredibly detailed photographs and diagrams, it covers all the major branches of science: Earth, Climate, Chemistry, Biology, Space, Physics, and Cosmology. Contained with its pages is everything you need to know about the key scientific concepts and discoveries, including plate tectonics, elements and compounds, photosynthesis, the water and carbon cycles, relativity and quantum theory, DNA, genetics, cell division, the functioning of the human body, string theory, time, space, black holes, dark matter, and dark energy.

This information-packed book provides a superb overview of scientific endeavor. Piers Bizony writes with authority and enthusiasm about everything that is currently known, from the unimaginably small to the inconceivably large; from the basic mechanics of everyday life to the vast forces governing the cosmos; and from the structure of an atom to the continuing search for a grand unified theory of the universe. It is a book that will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in the world around us and the never-ending quest to understand its mysteries.

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Piers Bizony (One Giant Leap; How to Build Your Own Spaceship) has done it. This forward-looking science journalist has created another tantalizing science exploration; in this case, a one-step overview of all its major branches. With a clear text and more than 300 color photographs, Science: The Definitive Guide provides up-to-date chapter-length information on Earth, climate, chemistry, biology, space, physics, and cosmology. A large format design to pry junior away from his or her video game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435129481
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/25/2010
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 14.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Piers Bizony is a science journalist and space historian who writes for magazines such as BBC Focus and Wired as well as the Independent. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including 2001: Filming the Future (2000), Atom (2007), and How to Build Your Own Spaceship (2008).

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