30-second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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Paul Parsons
Murdoch Books Pty Limited, Feb 1, 2011 - Communication in science - 160 pages
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It challenges a half-century of leading boffins to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex theories in half a minute – using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, one flow chart, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it’s also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head.

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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Paul Parsons is the former editor of BBC Focus magazine. He has written on popular science for publications ranging from the Daily Telegraph to FHM. His book The Science of Doctor Who was one of 12 books longlisted for the 2007 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

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