Seeing Science

Seeing Science : An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe

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Science is really beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a curated ride through the great mysteries of the universe. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains among other things: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions of string theory, and how glaciers are like Snickers bars. With quirky visual metaphors and concise factual explanations, she offers just the right amount of information to stoke the curious mind with a desire to know more about the life forces that animate both the smallest cell and the biggest black hole. Seeing Science illustrates, explicates, and celebrates the marvels of science as only art can.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 20.32mm | 771.11g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 1452167133
  • 9781452167138
  • 62,920

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"Illustrated infographic ride through everything from neap tides and naked mole rats, to whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle and why glaciers are like Snickers bars." -- The Bookseller "The book is divided into three sections: Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. All of this is with suitable examples and a few funny ones to see if you're paying attention. Don't treat this book as comprehensive but I think you'll find a lot of the information will stick in your heads afterwards." -- SFcrowsnest
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About Iris Gottlieb

Iris Gottlieb is a freelance illustrator, author, and lay scientist. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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37 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (17)
3 24% (9)
2 19% (7)
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