Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

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OUP Oxford, Oct 13, 2005 - Science - 768 pages
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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I am not a scientist but love to study and read science, especially regarding the cosmos and atomic/sub-atomic particles. This one was a perfect read, and the author makes these tough topics fun and easy to read. Read full review

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756-page compendium of 119 short takes ("stories") on many areas of science. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Nigel Calder is the author of dozens of books on science, including Einstein's Universe, Restless Earth, Nuclear Nightmares, Spaceship Earth, and The Manic Sun. The former editor of New Scientist, he has conceived and scripted many special science documentaries for BBC Television. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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