This title from the Ponderables series consists of 100 entries on milestones in physics, from the dawn of science to today. Entries range in length from a half page to two pages and examine scientific breakthroughs that greatly influenced the world. The information is accessible and interesting, while an appealing layout features illustrations and photographs on every page. The book concludes with an overview of physics, profiles of key scientists, a bibliography and other resources, and an index. A pocket attached to the inside of the back cover contains a pullout chart with a time line on one side and pertinent quick-reference information on the reverse. This highly browsable title is well suited to the casual reader with an interest in the topic. --Maren Ostergard
About the Author
Tom Jackson has written more than 80 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to Zoroastrianism. He studied zoology at the University of Bristol in the UK, where he lives with his family.