• The Science Book

  • Big Ideas Simply Explained
  • By: DK
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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The Science Book

By: DK
Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
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Publisher's Summary

Exploring more than 80 of the world's most scientific theories and big ideas across the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, and math, this audiobook offers a fascinating look at the history of science.

Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Isaac Newton gets the credit for them, and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas are brought to life with pithy quotes and step-by-step "mind maps" - from evolution and continental drift to black holes and genetic engineering, showing how the ideas of famous scientists have affected our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student, a historian, or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book, narrated by Leughton Pugh, is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.

©2014 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2019 DK Audio

Critic Reviews

"[T]he standout feature of this book is its ability to take complex topics and make them easy to understand via readable essays and an appealing format." (Booklist)

"This book will appeal to and be an effective resource for those with a scientific bent who enjoy examining the big picture, especially high school or undergraduate students." (Library Journal)

"This book offers brief explanations of scientific theories, focusing on their history, progression and the people involved. The short summaries of complex thoughts have led to many an "Aha!" moment(s)." (Yakima Herald

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The title is misleading.

This is a short recap of every scientific event in history. There lots of repetition and no depth. I only listened for 3/4 of the book. Many better books.

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Science, explained simply!

a good book to brush up on basic science in a format that is easy to follow and understand.

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This book is very misleading .

The book doesn’t get better. I repeat this book doesn’t get better. Ok.. this book doesn’t get any better. Is that 15 words.?