Synopses & Reviews
From Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, the 20th century was perhaps the most significant era in the history of science. Written with flair and insight by a panel of prominent scientific thinkers, this fascinating decade-by-decade compendium covers all aspects of the scientific world in the last 100 years. Key events are illustrated and placed within their social and historical contexts so that the complexities and secrets of the Universe seem finally to come within grasp. Groundbreaking discoveries like the existence of X-rays and the nature of the atom are examined alongside the world-changing theories that lead to them. Whether a seasoned science fanatic or the kind of person who thinks a googoloplex is somewhere to go and watch a movie, theres something here for everyone!
From Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, the 20th century was perhaps the most significant era in the history of science. Written with flair and insight by a panel of prominent scientific thinkers, this decade-by-decade compendium covers all aspects of the scientific world in the last 100 years.
Explore the most intriguing, far-reaching, and pressing issues in popular science today! The Big Questions in Science translates complicated concepts into understandable language, providing insight into such matters as the nature of consciousness, whether other universes exist, and how we can beat bacteria. Every question speaks to our sense of wonder and desire to know more about ourselves and our universe.
About the Author
Hayley Birch is a science writer and editor with a sideline in quirky science projects. A former editor at the Journal of Unlikely Science, she has written for New Scientist, Nature, and the Telegraph and BBC Focus magazines, and edited popular science books including Defining Moments in Science (Cassell Illus.).and#160;Mun Keat Looi is in charge of web content, social media, and digital strategy for one of the world's biggest biomedical research charities, the Wellcome Trust. A former news editor at SciDev.Net, he writes for the Guardian and has worked for Thomson Reuters and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.and#160;Colin Stuart is a physics and space geek. A presenter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he has written for the Guardian, European Space Agency, and Physics World, and is the brains behind one of the most-watched science videos on YouTube, "Is Time Travel Possible?"