Books  General Natural History  Popular Science 

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

Popular Science

Series: 30-Second Science

By: Paul Parsons (Editor), Sir Martin J Rees (Editor)

160 pages, colour illustrations

Icon Books

Hardback | May 2010 | #184805 | ISBN-13: 9781848311299
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

About this book

When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories – ideas explain why things happen the way they do. We don't know for certain these are correct – no one ever saw the Big Bang – but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything from human behaviour to what the future may hold. Profiling the key scientists behind each theory, "30-Second Theories" presents each entry in a unique, eye-catching full-colour design, with thought-provoking extras and stylish illustrations. It is essential for anyone keen on expanding their mind with science's most thrilling ideas.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Paul Parsons is former editor of BBC Focus magazine. He has written for publications from the Telegraph to FHM. His The Science of Doctor Who (Icon) was longlisted for the 2007 Royal Society Prize.

Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal, President of the Royal Society, and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at Cambridge.

Bestsellers in this subject

The Most Perfect Thing

NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals

NHBS Special Offer Price: £17.99 £24.95 (Save £6.96) $22/€20 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Genius of Birds

NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs

NHBS Special Offer Price: £12.99 £14.99 (Save £2.00) $16/€15 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Amoeba in the Room

NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx