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Science: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover)
Science, 2nd Edition is the ultimate visual guide to the discoveries that changed the world, telling the story of science from the earliest times to the present day. This comprehensive reference book explores all the major scientific disciplines in an accessible manner, following a chronological structure and a unique thematic approach, and using an unrivaled visual style to illuminate the most influential scientific breakthroughs.
From the dawn of science and the evolution of the wheel to the Industrial Revolution and the first battery to the Information Age and the Internet, each spread takes a specific event, discovery, invention, experiment, theory, or individual and explains its significance and impact on the development of scientific thought. Instantly understandable text, integrated with artworks and photographs, renders each of these tricky subjects comprehensible, and a general reference section at the back of the book includes classification tables, symbols and charts, a who's who of all scientists, and more.
Now updated to include all the latest developments and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Science, 2nd Edition offers a uniquely visual and family-friendly history of science and the discoveries that changed the world.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
"DK's most essential title of the year…In pages that swell with history, factoid-rich info boxes, charts, stunning photographs and illustrations, seemingly everything under the sun is surveyed…" — NPR.org
"…[contains] stunning photos, illustrations, charts, tables, and the like in great quantity and quality." — BookPage
"Mad scientists and schoolchildren alike will reach for their chemistry kits after flipping through Science…Every important discovery is explained in simple terms." — Austin American-Statesman