A Grand Tour of Modern Science
By (author) Nigel Calder
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Magic Universe by Nigel Calder
Book DescriptionThis is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, from transgenic crops to quantum tangles. Written by one of the most experienced and well-known names in science writing, it is also assuredly reliable science. Although arranged for convenience and quick reference as a collection of topics in alphabetical order, it is very different from any conventional encyclopedia. Each topic tells a story, making the book eminently browsable. Packed with information, yet carrying its immense learning lightly, this is a book that would appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in how the world works.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192806697
(233mm x 158mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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With each topic condensed to 14 color pages, this book covers the 13 critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power. It advises you on topics such as: boat handling under power; using nautical charts; heavy weather sailing; and emergency first aid on board.
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Author Biography - Nigel Calder
Nigel Calder is a long-established and widely known science writer, and a former Editor of New Scientist.
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