A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies
100 scientific truths and principles clearly explained using the power of analogy.
The well-known "a bee in a cathedral" analogy describes the size of an atom and its nucleus in understandable terms. The analogy goes that if an atom were expanded to the size of a cathedral, the nucleus would be only about the size of a bee.
A Bee in a Cathedral uses analogies to demonstrate 100 basic scientific truths and principles in new and exciting ways, describing the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny and the unfathomably complex in everyday terms. Readers will be drawn to the book by its combination of intuitive reasoning and a highly visual presentation style.
Each analogy is explained in direct terms and clearly illustrated. A range of facts and figures -- presented in uniquely accessible "infographics" -- complements the analogies. The book covers a wide array of scientific topics: physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, earth sciences, anatomy and technology. The analogies include:
Informative and engaging, A Bee in a Cathedral gives readers a deeper appreciation of the forces and facts that govern the universe and everything in it.
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Review: A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific AnalogiesUser Review - Carrie Dye - Goodreads
Joel Levy is a writer who specializes in history and science. In this book he acknowledges the difficulty of understanding the complexities of science when it involves difficult equations, vast ... Read full review
Review: A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies.User Review - Sam - Goodreads
I must say I was rather impressed by this book, it contained far more facts and odd tidbits of information than I originally expected and despite the rather unusual layout it was a joy to read. Levy ... Read full review