Science 1001

Science 1001

Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science in 1001 Bite-sized Explanations

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Using simple language and brief, concise sections, the author covers such scientific subject areas as physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, space, health and medicine, social science, applied science and more, and also gives readers a glimpse at what the future holds for science, including such fascinating ideas as time travel, transhumanism and cloning. Reprint.

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

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.

Book News
This is a reprint of a 2010 book. The author is well known in Britain as a radio and TV science personality; his professional field of expertise is astronomy. The book is designed for casual readers. Chapters are organized by field: physics, chemistry, and so on. Within the chapter, subjects are random. In the short astronomy section, the subjects are largely informative, defining terms like “brown dwarf” and “supernova.” Physical science sections follow this general pattern. Life science sections focus less on information and more on controversies and theories in areas such as sociobiology, avoiding details in favor of general claims which may be exaggerated for effect. The book is written in the objective voice. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Provides a practical reference to all aspects of science, using clear explanations of such key science concepts as fluid dynamics, reproductive biology, natural disasters, the Big Bang, and fractals.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781770855014
Characteristics: 415 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Ham625 Oct 13, 2015

Absolutely everything that matters in science in 1001 bite sized explanations. Exhausting! Too little about too much.

7Liberty7 Feb 05, 2014

Excellent for all ages. Not detailed but sufficient. Simple on the basics of science. Finally I can understand time warping, quantum theory....


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