Delve into the story of science – from astronomy and biology to geology and mathematics – with this illustrated guide to the great scientists, discoveries, and inventions that shaped our world.
Going from the dawn of science to the information age, Science tells you all there is to know about ground-breaking events, experiments, theories, and individuals, as well as explaining why each is so significant to the development of scientific thought.
Lavish illustrations and stunning photographs help to tell the story of innovation, from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics. Fascinating biographies of key players – including Zhang Heng, Isaac Newton, and Marie Curie – give you more information about the people behind each discovery.
Packed full of straightforward and informative diagrams and CGIs, Science clearly explains how scientific principles – from algebra to how the heart beats – actually work.
Updated to include the latest scientific developments, from recent advances in genetic engineering to the detection of gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence, Science is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to know more about how we came to understand the world around us.
About the Author
A writer, broadcaster, and photographer, Adam Hart-Davis is a popular and respected explainer of science and engineering. He presented the BBC series What the Romans Did For Us, followed by further programs on the Victorians, Tudors and Stuarts, and Ancients. He also co-presented Tomorrow’s World, Science Shack, The Cosmos: A Beginner’s GuideJust Another Day, about the science and technology of everyday life. He is the author of more than 35 books on science, invention, and history.
"DK's most essential title of the year…In pages that swell with history, factoid-rich info boxes, charts, stunning photographs and illustrations, seemingly everything under the sun is surveyed…" — NPR.org
"…[contains] stunning photos, illustrations, charts, tables, and the like in great quantity and quality." — BookPage
"Mad scientists and schoolchildren alike will reach for their chemistry kits after flipping through Science…Every important discovery is explained in simple terms." — Austin American-Statesman