Science in Seconds

200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

By Hazel Muir
(Quercus, Paperback, 9781623650063, 416pp.)

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

Simple and accessible, Science in Seconds is a comprehensive, entertaining introduction to 200 key scientific ideas. Each concept is clearly realized with a helpful visual and a concise explanation. The concepts included span all of the key scientific disciplines, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine, Earth Science, Energy Generation, Astronomy, Spaceflight and Information Technology. Utilizing vivid, educational illustrations—inspired by scientific research suggesting that the brain best absorbs information visually—these compact and portable reference guides are ideal study buddies or holiday gifts, and enlightening reading for all.
 
Hazel Muir studied astrophysics at Edinburgh University before becoming a staff editor and writer at New Scientist. Currently a freelance writer, she still regularly contributes to BBC Sky At Night magazine, and has also written for Wired UK. She has won international awards for her articles from the American Institute of Physics and the Acoustical Society of America.




About the Author

Hazel Muir is a freelance science writer for magazines including BBC Sky at Night and New Scientist, where she worked as a staff editor/writer from 1994 to 2008.

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