With over 225,000 copies in print, Dk's Big Ideas series has struck a chord with readers fascinated - but also intimidated - by complex subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, and religion.
The newest title in this successful and acclaimed series is The Science Book, an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts, The Science Book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well-known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms.
For students, and students of the world, there is no better way to explore the fascinating, strange, and mysterious world of science than in The Science Book.
Contributors to this book:
Adam Hart-Davis, consultant editor.
Adam Hart-Davis trained as a chemist at the universities of Oxford and York, and Alberta, Canada. He spent five years editing science books, and has been making television and radio programs about science, technology, mathematics, and history, as producer and host, for 30 years. He has written 30 books on science, technology, and history.
John Farndon is a science writer whose books have been short-listed for the Royal Society junior science book prize four times and for the Society of Authors Education Award. His books include The Great Scientists and The Oceans Atlas. He was a contributor to Dk’s Science and Science Year by Year.
Dan Green is an author and science writer. He has an Ma in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has written over 40 titles. He received two separate nominations for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013 and his Basher Science series has sold over 2 million copies.
Derek Harvey is a naturalist with a particular interest in evolutionary biology, and a writer for titles that include Dk’s Science and The Natural History Book. He studied Zoology at the University of Liverpool, taught a generation of biologists, and has led expeditions to Costa Rica and Madagascar.
Penny Johnson started out as an aeronautical engineer, working on military aircraft for 10 years.
Before becoming a science teacher, then a publisher producing science courses for schools. Penny has been a full-time educational writer for over 10 years.
Douglas Palmer, a science writer based in Cambridge, Britain, has published more than 20 books in the last 14 years—most recently an app (Nhm evolution) for the Natural History Museum, London, and Dk’s Wow dinosaur book for children. He is also a lecturer for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.
Steve Parker is a writer and editor of more than 300 information books specializing in science, particularly biology and allied life sciences. He holds a Bsc in Zoology, is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and has authored titles for a range of ages and publishers. Steve has received numerous awards, most recently the 2013 Uk school Library Association Information Book Award for Science Crazy.
Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College London and Science Communication at Imperial College, London, and is a best-selling science and astronomy author. His books include Cosmos, Spaceflight, The Universe in 100 Key Discoveries, and Physics in Minutes, as well as.
Contributions to Dk books such as Universe and Space.