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This is the complete illustrated science encyclopedia covering the history, key discoveries, inventions and people. This remarkable reference book reveals the story of scientific progress from the invention of the wheel to 21st-century climate solutions, including everything from ancient Greek geometry and quantum physics to the worldwide web. Explore every key moment of s ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published January 1st 2009)
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Paul
Libro muy didáctico y grande en tamaño, acerca de casi todos los tópicos de ciencia que existen, además el libro avanza mostrandonos la evolución de los inventos, descubrimientos científicos, ideas revolucionarias y la vida de los científicos cronológicamente.
La forma en que está presentado cada tema lo hace de muy fácil aproximación, sus diagramas, gráficas y fotografías a todo color facilitan aún más su comprensión, hasta de temas que requieren mucha imaginación como la estructura interna del
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Nonfiction books are books that tell a true story or talk about true ideas or things. A nonfiction book could include a biography, an encyclopedia, or a police case. I read Science: the Definitive Visual Guide by Adam Hart-Davis. The book talks about discoveries made in science on a timeline from times as early as prehistoric times to now. It contains information on everything from Albert Einstein to velocity. The book has chapters talking about different times in history, a table of contents, s ...more
Paul Groinus
Feb 17, 2012 Paul Groinus rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with a mild curiousity
Recommended to Paul by: just grabbed it off the shelf
Shelves: science
This book covers a lot. Not only some of the science that I had forgotten in high school, but some of the newer happenings such as string theory and the like--something I may never understand.

What fascinated me the most about this monster of print was the history behind some of the greatest inventions of the modern world. That is a lot of what this book is about: history.

Be careful if you are considering purchasing this book. The copy I obtained from the library contained topics where the print
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Tarek Shehata
More than amazing !
Constantin Rusencu
O trecere in revista foarte detaliata a descoperirilor/inventiilor care corelata cu istoria ne demonstreaza ca oamenii au fost mereu mai avansati tehnologic, dar mai in urma cu mentalitatile si atitudinile.

Nu am gasit nici un roman mentionat (in afara de George Palade), mi-ar fi placut sa fie prezenti Traian Vuia/Henri Coanda. Fiind scris de englezi, mi s-a parut mult accentul pus pe contributiile lor atunci cand altcineva le-o luase inainte.
Mark Edon
Really very beautiful. I very strongly recommend this for any family with kids, of whatever age.
HyunJun Lim
Awesome book alot of pictures
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