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.
“[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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