The One Thing You Need to Know: The Simple Way to Understand the Most Important Ideas in Science by Marcus Chown ISBN:9781789294804

One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Chown

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From gravity to black holes, special relativity to global warming, this authoritative and entertaining book from bestselling author Marcus Chown breaks down complex science into manageable chunks, explaining the one thing you really need to know to get to grips with the subject.

In a world in which most people are time poor, telling them the one thing they need to know to understand a topic and showing how everything else follows as a logical consequence is a novel and fun way to communicate a lot of deep stuff in a compact and digestible form. Divided into twenty-one short chapters, this will be a fascinating look at the one thing you need to know to understand some of science’s most important ideas, from atoms to quantum computing, electricity to plate tectonics. Bestselling author Marcus Chown is a master at breaking down complex science into understandable bite-sized chunks and, in a similar vein to Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand, this will be perfectly suited to the curious nonscientist.

Bestselling author Marcus Chown explains the one thing you need to know to understand some of the most important and mind-blowing concepts of the twenty-first century in twenty-one accessible and engaging chapters.


About the Author: Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brunel University. His books include Breakthrough, The Ascent of Gravity, which was The Sunday Times 2017 Science Book of the Year; Infinity in the Palm of Your HandWhat A Wonderful WorldQuantum Theory Cannot Hurt YouWeNeed to Talk About Kelvin and Afterglow of Creation, both of which were runners-up for the Royal Society Book Prize. Marcus has also won The Bookseller’s Digital Innovation of the Year for Solar System for iPad.

 

Additional information

Format

Hardback

Genre

Popular science

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9781789294804

Date of Publication

20 Nov 0203

The One Thing You Need to Know: The Simple Way to Understand the Most Important Ideas in Science by Marcus Chown ISBN 9781789294804

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