30-second Theories : The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science Hardback
Part of the 30 Second series
When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known.
From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories - ideas explain why things happen the way they do.
We don't know for certain these are correct - no one ever saw the Big Bang - but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything from human behaviour to what the future may hold.
Profiling the key scientists behind each theory, "30-Second Theories" presents each entry in a unique, eye-catching full-colour design, with thought-provoking extras and stylish illustrations.
It is essential for anyone keen on expanding their mind with science's most thrilling ideas.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: Philosophy of science
- ISBN: 9781848311299
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Review by regularguy5mb
A very intriguing reference to "the 50 most thought-provoking theories in Science." Containing a series of brief synopses of some very interesting and indeed thought-provoking theories from the more well known Theory of Relativity, Laws of Motion, and Global Warming; to the lesser known (at least to me) Out of Africa theory, Gaia theory, and the Small World hypothesis (which is now a study I wish to be a part of).This book is an excellent reference for some pretty big ideas that can be delved into with more depth for those interested. There is even a list of resources including books, magazines/articles, and websites the reader can visit for more information.Definitely worth it for the armchair scientist.