The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything: Satisfy Your Curiosity about the Material World

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything: Satisfy Your Curiosity about the Material World

by Steve Miller

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Overview

Why are most plants green?
Why doesn't stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself?
Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast?

This volume answers these questions and over 200 more, shedding light on the science behind them. As informative as it is entertaining, it addresses every major branch of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. It highlights some of the big ideas that helped shape science as we know it, and discusses the future of science with regards to nanotechnology, genetic modification, molecular medicine, and string theory.

? Complete Idiot's Guides® have a proven track record of simplifying science with great success, as with volumes on physics and chemistry

? Entertaining scientific overviews of this kind also successful, including such titles as, 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not-So-Useless Facts', and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Einstein'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440652035
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Steve Miller is a freelance science writer specializing in physical science and educational writing. He contributes to trade magazines and journals, including Analytical Chemistry, and writes science and math curriculum materials, including science textbooks, for grades K-12. Prior to his career as a writer, he worked as a chemist at manufacturing companies for more than 20 years.

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