The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1465419651
ISBN-10: 1465419659
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Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

The latest title in DK’s clever and engaging Big Ideas Simply Explained series takes a unique approach to general science topics. The history of science is presented in six chapters, titled The Beginning of Science (600 BCE–1400 CE); Scientific Revolution (1400–1700); Expanding Horizons (1700–1800); A Century of Progress (1800–1900); A Paradigm Shift (1900–1945); and Fundamental Building Blocks (1945–Present). Everything is covered here—astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, geology, and physics. Chapters contain a variety of short essays, each accompanied by an In Context sidebar, brief biographies of influential thinkers, and illustrations, including flowcharts, graphs, and pictures. Example topics include At the Center of Everything Is the Sun, Discovering New Planets, Elements Always Combine the Same Way, Quantum Model of Computing, and We Are Made of Stardust. The book concludes with a time-line-style directory of key people in the sciences, a brief glossary, and an index. As with others in the series, the standout feature of this book is its ability to take complex topics and make them easy to understand via readable essays and an appealing format. Overall, this book is an excellent introduction to a variety of science topics and is suitable for the circulating collections of most high-school and public libraries. --Rebecca Vnuk --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"[T]he standout feature of this book is its ability to take complex topics and make them easy to understand via readable essays and an appealing format." – Booklist

"This book will appeal to and be an effective resource for those with a scientific bent who enjoy examining the big picture, especially high school or undergraduate students." – Library Journal

"This book offers brief explanations of scientific theories, focusing on their history, progression and the people involved. The short summaries of complex thoughts have led to many an "Aha!" moment(s)." – Yakima Herald

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00TK7S6EG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ DK (February 2, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 2, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 163311 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 756 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of history of scientific discoveries and concepts.
By Peggy on January 9, 2020
This is a good book for what it is - an overview and short synopsis of many areas of scientific discoveries and concepts. The book is separated into major time periods (beginning of science, scientific revolution, 1900-1945, 1945-Present etc). No scientific concept or scientist are discussed in much detail, as this book is very general. This book is very easy to read and interesting. I recommend this book. Please mark if you find my review helpful. Thank you so much!
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RainParade
5.0 out of 5 stars Super accessible book, for children and for adults who could do with a refresher
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2019
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Andy
1.0 out of 5 stars Why the good reviews?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 17, 2018
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Venu
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful resource for parents with kids in Primary or Secondary education
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2016
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Denis
2.0 out of 5 stars Print too feint and content not as expected.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2020
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vinayms
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for a science loving mid teen
Reviewed in India on July 4, 2018
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