The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works  -     By: National Geographic
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The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

National Geographic / 2011 / Paperback

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The world is amazing, and scientists have the enjoyable, varied jobs of discovering everything about it. Covering "everything you need to know about the world and how it works," chapters are organized around broad fields: the universe, earth, biology, chemistry, physics and technology, and mathematics, with subfields such as microorganisms, plants, and inorganic chemistry. Easily navigate using the table of contents, or simply browse: section titles are color-coded while summaries, sidebars on scientists, practical application examples, graphics, cross references, questions and problems that challenge scientists today, and "basics boxes" that list key facts and basic information are provided for each topic.

Colorful photographs, diagrams, graphics, and illustrations will pull you into topics you didn't even know you were interested in, while the succinct text provides just the right amount of information. Perfect for reference or as a fun book to pull off the shelf to read, The Science Book is a great introduction to the wide realm of science. 431 pages, softcover.

Please Note: This book has a section on evolution and origins which endorses and teaches the big bang theory and evolution.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1426208081
ISBN-13: 9781426208089
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The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics.
 
Six major sections ranging from the universe and the planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics are further broken down into subsections that encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power.
 
The Science Book covers a wide range of scientific areas, providing both a general overview of topics for the browsing reader, and more specific information for those who wish to obtain in-depth insight into a particular subject area. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and up-to-date questions are explained in detailed texts. The vivid illustrations, pictures, and graphics throughout the book make the information even more accessible and comprehensible.
 
Within the book, the theory of the universe and the character of the earth are detailed, along with an overview of the diverse living organisms that can be found on Earth. The technical developments and achievements of humankind are discussed and we pay particular attention to subjects of current interest, like climate change and genetic engineering.
 
The well-structured organization of this book with its numerous sections and chapters offers the reader an entertaining introduction into the large field of natural sciences and allows just as well for quick reference. Events and issues of special significance are discussed in greater detail in side bars of 3 different kinds. Numerous cross-references within the chapters and to other sections of the book emphasize the many links between the individual scientific fields. Illustrative elements, such as 3-D-graphics and pictograms and the great variety of photographic material make even the most complex information easy

Author Bio

Marshall Brain is the founder of the award-winning website HowStuffWorks.com. A graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he earned his master's in computer science from North Carolina State University, where he later taught. Named one of the Carolina's top entrepreneurs by Ernst & Young, Brain is also a distinguished speaker and author of more than a dozen books, in which he masterfully simplifies complex subject matter into a digestible format for people of all ages and experience levels.

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