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A Bee in a Cathedral free pdf A Bee in a Cathedral will amaze and educate readers by demonstrating basic scientific truths and principles using the power of analogy. By employing classic comparisons such as the 'bee in the cathedral' - which dramatically conveys the size of the atomic nucleus in relation to the atom as a whole - it describes the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny and the unfathomably complex in terms that we can all understand. Comparing abstract ideas to everyday objects and familiar experiences, it places them in a much more concrete setting. The title traverses a wide array of topics and is divided into sections that mirror the major fields of scientific study: physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, earth sciences, anatomy and technology. Each central analogy is explained, illustrated and further supported by a range of complementary facts and figures, all presented using uniquely accessible 'infographics'. Clear and engaging, A Bee in a Cathedral communicates how massive this universe really is, and how tiny some of its inhabitants are, as well as fascinating facts about the human body, just how destructive natural disasters can be, and what grand creations science has enabled humankind to build.

About Joel Levy

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in science and the history of science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Poison: A Social History, which examines the science and history of toxic substances- Great Scientists, Mad Science, the secret histories of madness, magic and mysticism among great inventors and scientists from Newton to Edison- and The Doomsday Book, a guide to the science of doomsday scenarios. He has a degree in molecular biology and a master's degree in psychology.

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Author : Joel Levy
Publisher : Zebra Press
Data Published : 01 June 2011
ISBN : 1770221638
EAN : 9781770221635
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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