Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science
This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, from transgenic crops to quantum tangles. Written by one of the most experienced and well-known names in science writing, it is also assuredly reliable science. Although arranged for convenience and quick reference as a collection of topics in alphabetical order, it is very different from any conventional encyclopedia. Each topic tells a story, making the book eminently browsable. Packed with information, yet carrying its immense learning lightly, this is a book that would appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in how the world works.
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Review: Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern ScienceUser Review - Amédine - Goodreads
Concise overview of the main discoveries in all scientific fields, very accessible even for people with little scientific knowledge. Overall, very interesting and well-written. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fpagan - LibraryThing
756-page compendium of 119 short takes ("stories") on many areas of science. Read full review