Search-icon

50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe

By

eBook published by Quercus (Quercus)

have you read it? rate it!
Histogram_reset_icon
ADD TO MY SHELF
About This Book
From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe and that could lead to the next great discovery—the detection of life beyond Earth.
Show less
From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe and that could lead to the next great discovery—the detection of life beyond Earth.
Product Details
eBook
Published: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Quercus
Imprint: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623651855
Other books byJoanne Baker
  • 100 Most Important Science Ideas

    100 Most Important Science Ideas
    Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics
    "Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries." -- Library Journal 100 Most Important Science Ideas presents a selection of 100 key concepts in science in a series of concise and accessible essays that are understandable to the layperson. The authors explain the answers to the most exciting and important scientific questions, which have had a profound influence on our way of life. Helpful diagrams, everyday examples and enlightening quotations highlight the straightforward text. All the big ideas that readers would expect to find are present, and each is discussed over two to four pages. The authors use concrete applications to describe many of the abstract ideas, and some entries have a timeline along the bottom showing when the idea originated and its development. Examples are: What can DNA reveal about the history of human evolution? Why does the moon orbit the Earth while the Earth orbits the sun? How will genetic medicine revolutionize healthcare? How did chaos theory become so ordered? 100 Most Important Science Ideas also includes brief biographies of iconic scientists and entertaining anecdotes from the world of scientific discovery. It is an indispensable overview of science for anyone who wants to understand the world around them.

    50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

    50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know
    In this, the second volume in an important new series presenting core concepts across a range of critical areas of human knowledge, author Joanne Baker unravels the complexities of 20th-century scientific theory for a general readership. From Hubble’s law to the Pauli exclusion principle, and from Schrödinger’s cat to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, she explains ideas at the cutting-edge of scientific enquiry, making them comprehensible and accessible to the layperson.

    Activities Using Resources

    Activities Using Resources
    Oxford Basicsare short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

    Eric, My Son

    Eric, My Son

Favorite QuotesFROM THIS BOOK
Quote Cannot be Empty

Submitted quotes are usually posted within 48 hours

ThanksYour Quote Will be posted Shortly
Bookish