Science is a vast subject and our understanding of the way the world works is growing all the time. No book could hope to include everythingt that science has discovered, but this book includes all of the essential facts about all the really key areas. Broken down into short, easy-to-digest sections it covers everything from evolution and cell biology to star formation and plate tectonics. Including sections on what technology may allow us to do in the future, and even looking at when science has gone bad, Understand Science will change the way you see the world around you.
Jon Evans is a freelance science writer who has written extensively for many science publications including New Scientist. His background as a writer and editor has given him wide-ranging experience of different branches of science, from psychology and chemisty to vulcanology and genetics.