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The Science Book

Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages

Publish Date: October 21, 2008

Level: Introductory to Advanced

List Price: $26.00 (Buy at Amazon and Save)

A delight for the casual reader, yet so complete and wide-ranging that science buffs and students will welcome it, The Science Book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one richly illustrated volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, and the most up-to-date investigations are explained in detailed text, and 2,000 vivid illustrations, including 3-D graphics and pictograms, make the information even more accessible and amazing to discover.

The Science Book offers both a general overview of topics for the browsing reader and more specific information for those seeking deeper insight into a particular subject. Six major sections, ranging from the universe and planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power—with particular attention given to subjects in the news today, like climate change and genetic engineering. The innovative organization allows for quick reference, while numerous fact boxes and cross-references emphasize the many links among modern scientific fields. Visual elements make even the most involved discussions easy to understand.

This is easily one of the most beautifully illustrated books I have ever seen. The quality of the colorful artwork is top-notch. Many of the pages fold out to reveal a wider view of the amazing illustrations. The binding is of excellent quality, assuring that this unique book will last for a lifetime of discovery. Considering that the suggested retail price is only $35.00, I feel that this book represents a fantastic value and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in science.

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