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Bite-Size Science: Everything You Need to Know about Science in Small, Easily-Digestible Portions Paperback – Mar 2010


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764144227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764144226
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,216,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Dinwiddie specialises in writing or contributing to educational illustrated books on scientific topics. His particular areas of interest include Earth and Ocean Science, Astronomy, Cosmology, and the History of Science. In the past he has also been involved in IT and medical publishing.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 176 Publisher: Barrons Educational Series If you want to understand the science issues that get into The News. this is at least the book for you. The Author Robert Dinwiddie spells out the history of the problems modern science is confronting. tells you what's at stake. and explains what the technical jargon really means in clear and simple English. Bite-Size Science is packed with interesting. controversial. newsworthy. and practical explanations of today's most important science subjects. presenting them in non -technical language so you can grasp the meaning and excitement of scientific discovery without having to go back to college. Each theme is illustrated with enlightening drawings and presented in the form of short. snappy. and clear explanations. Bite-Size Science gives you the information you need to know. and skips past those confu...

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Patchy but occasionally brilliant 10 Oct. 2010
By lizsmith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Though rather patchy in its scientific scope, this book makes a good, and occasionally brilliant, job of explaining the subject matter it does tackle. Many of the topics covered are controversial (e.g. global warming, stem-cell research) or of high intrinsic interest because of their bizarre nature (dark matter, animal cloning, quantum theory). The text is well-written and accurate, while the illustrations make liberal use of cleverly devised analogies to help explain scientific concepts. For example, mendelian genetics is entertainingly elucidated by means of inherited characteristics in a fictitious family of "matchstick" people, and movements of Earth's tectonic plates by analogy with moving airport conveyor belts. Overall I'd recommend this book for anyone whose scientific knowledge is a little bit hazy and who needs a refresher or brief initiation course.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bite Sized 9 Nov. 2011
By T. Eldridge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Bite-Sized Science is a fact filled book covering various science topics.

Highly recommended for those who fell asleep in year 10 science class, dropped all hard science classed and never returned, then woke upo and realised they hardly knew anything about various science topics but really wish they did (like me!).

The book is full of diagrams and simple explanations of a huge variety of topics.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Love, Love, love this book 2 Nov. 2010
By Aubrey Kelley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was purchased as a gift for a 30 year old who is serving time in prison. He reports that the book has sparked his mind for physics and other science endeavors. There are a lot of snip-its about science. He says he has read the book at least 3 times front to back, learning something new each time. Particularly likes the bit about bioluminescence (sp).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bite Size Science Review 19 Aug. 2010
By Tracy Welsh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is ideal for little tidbits about random science topics. Might be useful for teachers to bring up in class when introducing certain concepts.
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