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Mistitled book - should have been called 'The History of Science'
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016
When I saw "The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)" I was pretty excited because I love science and understanding how things work. To be honest it's been a few decades since I have studied any of this in school so I was looking forward to re-learning things I used to know and learning some new stuff. What a disappointment when I started reading the book and it turns out to be more of a History of Science, or perhaps a Who's Who of Science. It does cover the HISTORY of many of the great discoveries of science but if you're looking for a book that will tell you the functions of the different parts of a human cell, or the equation for how fast objects fall in a vacuum, or how to balance a chemical equation, this is NOT the book for you. If, however, you are a history geek (rather than a science geek) then you will probably love this book.