To some, science is simply a means to an end; to others it is an almost spiritual meditation on theories and formulae.
The Curious World of Science embraces both views and much more besides. Focusing on the human endeavours at the heart of science, it presents a miscellany of essential classifications, intriguing biographies, amusing curiosities, and irresistible trivia. Bite-size morsels of text explore the worlds of physics, chemistry, biology, and maths, while also venturing into those magical areas where science meets art.
This illustrated edition is brimming with graphics and illustrations, and includes a system of icons to signpost different paths through the miscellany. From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, it offers a dizzying flight through the wonderfully human world of scientific knowledge.
Simon Flynn has enjoyed an eclectic career. With a genuine passion for science, he currently works as a science teacher, having previously been a writer, editor, and publisher. Simon has degrees in Chemistry, Philosophy, and Science Education, and his other published titles include The Internet From A to Z. He lives in North London with his wife.