Science Hacks

Science Hacks

by Colin Barras

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Overview

With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages.

On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.

Includes such topics and fields as:

Particle Physics
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics
Medicine
Chemistry
Ecology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844039845
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,220,200
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Colin Barras is a science writer who has written for New Scientist, the Daily Telegraph and the BBC, along with numerous academic papers during his PhD at the University of Birmingham. He also wrote for the ATLAS project, part of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He currently lives between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Evolution 6

Genetics 36

Human origins 54

Natural world 72

Medicine and physiology 98

Physics 116

The atomic world 142

Space 182

Index 206

Acknowledgements 208

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