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The Science Book

Out of Print

Edited By: Peter Tallack and Simon Singh

544 pages, 300 col photos

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141429 | ISBN: 0297843370
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About this book

Covers the history of Western science, in 250 brief sections, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology. Also contains brief biographies of famous scientists alongside outlines of their work. Reissued in a new, fully illustrated format.

I've done an extensive review mailing for the Mini Science Book, and Peter Tallack appeared on the Fi Glover Programme in the 'Ask the Expert' slot (BBC Radio 5 Live on 12 May). He was also on the TODAY PROGRAMME (BBC Radio 4) on 4 June. THE SCIENCE BOOK is no. 10 in the TIMES Play Hardback Greatest Gains/New Entries chart for the week ending 17 May, which is great news. PROSPECT did a give-away in their September issue, for the winner of the crossword puzzle. Reviews expected so far include TIME OUT 'Perfect for dipping in to, thebook also illustrates the way in which science works - each new discovery building on the work of the past, with the odd genius sparking a spectacular revolution in thinking.'Geordie Torr, GEOGRAPHICAL 'this book comes highly recommended to anyone who...wants a concise overview of the whole of science.'Richard Wentk, FOCUS 'truly accessible and lavishly illustrated...A fabulous overview, capturing a world of fascination.'Sky Text (on-screen text service which runs on all Sky TV channels - audience 8million). '[a] gorgeous tome...[with] stunning artwork.'GOOD BOOK GUIDE There has also be a review in THE HERALD (GLASGOW)


35,000 BC to the 21st Century: 250 of the most significant discoveries in the history of science.

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Peter Tallack studied Genetics at University College, London before joining the editorial staff of the international science journal NATURE in 1989.

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