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The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A delight for the casual reader, yet so complete and wide-ranging that science buffs and students will welcome it, The Science Book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one richly illustrated volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, and the most up-to-date investigations are explained in detailed text, and 2,000 vivid illustrations—including 3-D grap ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by National Geographic (first published January 1st 2008)
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Anton Klink
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my third science and general knowledge book by National Geographic, the others being "National Geographic Answer Book" and " The Knowledge Book". Since all three are of a similar theme, it obviously introduces comparisons and presents the question - aren't they all just the same book with a different cover? Indeed a valid question, since these days it is quite common to find the same book under different names and covers and consumers are getting constantly burned by discovering they hav ...more
William Schram
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A famous man once said; "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

The Science Book is a massive compendium, covering every conceivable field of science that I can think of. It is gorgeously illustrated and has text to aid the illustrations. The book only has one real detriment, and that is its size. It isn’t easy to carry around since it is bulky and heavy.
The book is organized in such a way that it covers the Big Bang first, and moves on through Cosmology before fin
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Paul
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hail Science!! Not much more I can say. :) From the human body, to the pterodactyl, to the rock (the life form not the actor), everything you've ever wanted to know about science is in this book. Great reference book to keep on your shelf for when you argue with a friend about science. :D ...more
Joseph Leskey
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: many people
As far as references of science go, this is a pretty good and thorough one. It does err, however, by teaching the hypotheses of macroevolution, uniformitarianism, and the rest of the caboodle as fact. Seeing as it has such a vast amount of other information, I shall forgive it this and give it four stars.
David Ward
The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About The World and How It Works by National Geographic (National Geographic 2008)(500.0). This is very thorough, but it is written for the most casual reader. My rating: 7/10, finished 2009.
Zen
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
A great review of all those things I had forgotten that I learned in grade and high school. Fun Fun!
Victoria
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's a must have for anyone that likes science.. It's one my my favorite books. ...more
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