Publisher description for 100 most important science ideas : key concepts in genetics, physics and mathematics / Mark Henderson, Joanne Baker, Tony Crilly.


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Explaining the crucial concepts of 21st-century science.
This book simplifies and explains 100 key concepts in modern science in language easily understood by general readers. The authors use everyday examples and instructive diagrams -- for example, the genome, Sudoku and crossing time zones -- to describe scientific principles, hypotheses, theorems and laws. The ideas range from the simple to the subtle to the sophisticated and include:

Chaos theory
Genetic diseases
String theory
Gene therapy
Fractals
Superconductivity
Cloning
Game theory.
Each idea is presented in two to four pages that include illustrations and text boxes. To put the discoveries in context, there are timelines that show how the idea originated and when it was developed. Short biographies of iconic scientists, entertaining quotations and anecdotes and a range of other features make this book most refreshing to read.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Genetics -- Popular works.
Physics -- Popular works.
Mathematics -- Popular works.
G‚en‚etique -- Miscellan‚ees.
Physique -- Miscellan‚ees.
Math‚ematiques -- Miscellan‚ees.