30-second Theories : The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science, Hardback

30-second Theories : The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science Hardback

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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
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  • Category: Philosophy of science
  • ISBN: 9781848311299



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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.

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