Be inspired by the scientific endeavor, from the earliest times to the information age.
Science explains discoveries in plain English, from the geometry of the ancient Greeks to quantum physics. Accompanied by lavish illustrations and diagrams throughout, you will learn about gravity, string theory, antibiotics, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and much, much more.
This indispensable volume presents the search for truth by showing how one discovery led to another. The Mesopotamians’ invention of the wheel more than 5,000 years ago, for example, led to gears and then a variety of mechanisms from clocks to engines, disk drives, and even the electric toothbrush. What do they all have in common? They all rely on an internal wheel to keep them moving.
Science also reveals eureka moments in scientific history, such as inventing the light bulb or creating a vaccination for the first time and presents pioneers including Galileo Galilei, Alan Turing, and Marie Curie.
Suitable for the whole family, this is the definitive guide to the awe-inspiring history of science.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
"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