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Short Cuts: Science

Mark Peplow


What with accelerating particles and gravitational waves, dark matter and light speed, nanoscales and exoplanets, the landscape of today's science is an amazing place to explore. But how are you expected to navigate this rapidly spinning world?

Short Cuts: Science provides the map you need to start exploring seriously big ideas. Fifty quickfire questions lead to 'short cut' answers written by experts in their field, with each one the setting-off point for clear directions to help you plot your route through an essential concept.

With one-stop graphics presenting a memorable image for each idea, and route-map glossaries explaining key words and their connections, Short Cuts: Science will guide you through a world of intellectual wonders.

Mark Peplow is a science writer with 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He was formerly chief news editor at Nature and editor of Chemistry World. His writing spans the physical sciences: from astrophysics and planetary sciences, through chemistry and materials, to Earth and environmental science.

Mark has a Masters in chemistry from the University of Oxford, a PhD in organometallic chemistry from Imperial College London, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial. He lives in Penrith, UK, and spends as much time as possible hiking the Lake District fells.

Category:  Popular Science
ISBN:  9781785789410
Publisher:  Icon Books
On sale:  February 2023
Format:  Hardback
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