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The Science Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
By (author): DK
9781465481221 Paperback, Trade English General Trade SCIENCE / History Feb 12, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 7.75 x 9.25 x 0.83 in 352 pages DK
Discover 85 of the most important ideas and theories of history’s greatest scientists with this original, graphics-led book.

Applying the “Big Ideas” series’ trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to the development of science, The Science Book explores and explains why Copernicus’s scientific ideas were contentious, how Einstein developed his scientific theories of general and special relativity, and how Crick and Watson suggested a structure for DNA, and much more.

Packed with scientific quotations, profiles of key figures and discoveries, and flowcharts and infographics explaining the most significant concepts clearly and simply, The Science Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in science.

Series Overview: The Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

Uses a vibrant mix of creative typography, graphics, and accessible text to explore every area of science, from physics, biology, and chemistry, to astronomy, geology, and math.

Profiles more than 85 ideas and scientific milestones across a broad range of disciplines.

Brings readers up-to-date with scientific research that has had an impact on our understanding of the world, from black holes to genetic engineering.

Step-by-step “mind maps” explain each line of thought at a glance, while intriguing graphics illustrate key concepts.

Includes a directory of scientists and ideas, and a glossary of key scientific terms.

Truly international in scope.

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series and Prima Games, the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games.

“[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

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