9781454931232

Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind

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  • ISBN13:

    9781454931232

  • ISBN10:

    145493123X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Sterling

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Summary

Take an illustrated tour of the most surprising and fascinating recent scientific breakthroughs with acclaimed New Scientist and BBC contributor Colin Barras.
 
How did the atom bomb help save the elephant? Can we hide information in the fabric of time? Will real-life invisibility cloaks one day save buildings from earthquakes? In this engaging illustrated collection of essays, Colin Barras invites readers to explore the most groundbreaking new discoveries in scientific research. He surveys space, physics, technology, the environment, the natural world, health and well-being, the brain and human behavior, and humanity’s past, present, and future. Each entry presents findings from the latest studies, and cross-references guide you through connected trends. Filled with unexpected facts and informative images, this illuminating book introduces the science behind today's most interesting headlines.

Author Biography

Colin Barras holds degrees in geology, paleobiology, and science communication, and a PhD in paleontology. He has been an editor of New Scientist magazine, and was hired by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) to write Hunting the Higgs, an introductory book on the science of the Large Hadron Collider and the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle. He writes for BBC Worldwide, including the BBC Future and BBC Earth websites. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

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