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Science Illustrated (1-year)

3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Bonnier Corporation
  • ASIN: B001W8Q9OU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favorite mag April 24, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have been a subscriber to Discover for years. I used to love it, but the lackluster articles and cookie-cutter format started to turn me off. The content never lived up to the cover.
When I found Science Illustrated, I found my new favorite magazine.
I just renewed by Science Illustrated subscription for another year after realizing how much use a single copy gets. I read it... sometimes scanning articles for safe-keeping. I love the photography (I'm a photographer myself). My wife reads it (she's no scientist). Then I bring it into the break room at work and it gets circulated around for at least a month afterwards.
With great illustrations and down-to-earth explainations of concepts and theories, this magazine is great for those interested in science, nature and technology as much as people who work in those fields.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an enjoyable magazine for the layperson! August 28, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm not a scientist, but there's no reason why the average person can't have a good-looking science magazine that is well-written and enjoyable. The magazine features articles on earth science, space exploration, paleontology, and lots of other interesting topics.

This magazine is beautiful. Beautiful photographs, illustrations, and the articles are interesting and pleasurable to read. Go to the "Science Illustrated" website and see for yourself. Wait for the pages to load and you'll see. Just amazing photographs. The magazine isn't glutted with advertisements, either, which is a huge plus.

The Amazon subscription price is really good, so I recommend buying it here or doing an internet search for the best price. The cover price is pretty steep, so I recommend getting it on Amazon. The cheapest subscription I was able to find elsewhere was $24 and Amazon had it for $19.

HIGHLY recommended.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not sure what sort of audience is intended April 23, 2011
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I tried out a couple issues of this magazine through Maghound's service. I really don't care for it! Let me say that I do not have a scientific background at all, beyond general required classes in college, a good deal of documentaries and so forth.

Most of this magazine's topics read like quick "sound bites" and include a big picture and a short caption, in the space of 1/2 a page. Usually the short caption just makes you want more information. And what is deemed to warrant full article status are the more general topics that you might expect to find in a high school textbook. The issue in front of me now has an article explaining how the sun works to influence Earth's climate; an explanation of what causes Auroras or Northern Lights; an article about the history of developing space planes and rockets. And mangrove forests.

I will type for you the first paragraph of the very general article about mangrove forests (four paragraphs across an 8-page spread).

"For many, the word 'forest' conjures up images of mountaintop pines and woodland creatures. But on tropical and subtropical coasts around the world, there are forests of a very different sort: mangroves. A diverse group of trees and large shrubs that sprout in salty tidal waters, mangroves and the forests they create are home not to chipmunks and bears but to fish and tigers."

The above first paragraph is characteristic of all the "cover stories". the article doesn't list the author, just the photographer. So, is this a magazine for kids or what exactly? Who thinks bears and chipmunks live in tropical forests? And why would those same people be subscribing to a science magazine?
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Science Classroom October 30, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I love to read this magazine, often from cover to cover. I bring them into my science classroom for the students to read and use it as a source for short reports or make up work. Outstanding and easily understood.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautifully Illustrated Science Magazine November 9, 2010
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
I currently subscribe to three science magazines: Scientific American, Discover, and now this magazine. Each magazine has its way of covering the world of science, and what I like about this magazine is the many great illustrations. Most articles are short and to the point being lavishly illustrated with large color pictures.

For example the latest issue I read has an article entitled "The Superorgansim" which is about the world of ants. This article has six full page color photos plus three smaller photos which really bring the subject matter to life.

Another two page article on the human body is richly illustrated with color diagrams, insets, charts, and statistical facts that make it a pleasure to read.

I like this magazine simply because it presents the information in a different way than the other magazines. Here I get to see the detailed photos and presentations that make the subject of science more enjoyable. Of course, I also love the other magazines as well. Each presents the subject matter differently, and that's why I subscribe to all three.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A First Time Reader November 24, 2009
By Riddick
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
Being a first time reader of this magazine I was somewhat skeptical, wondering whether I could really enjoy this periodical cover-to-cover. What followed was a delightful surprise. The articles were clearly written and informative without "technical babble". The magazine was also well illustrated and I believe that it could be enjoyed by almost anybody.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Thames
3.0 out of 5 stars Sad it was discontinued
This was a great magazine. My mom and I both enjoyed it. Sadly we only got a few issues then it was replaced with another science magazine that just wasn't as interesting.
Published 3 months ago by Svara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price.
Fast shipping... Great price.
Published 5 months ago by Lvictor1
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Go Wrong
I like to stay current on all the details out there in the scientific world and this magazine certainly helps cover all the bases. Simply wonderful.
Published 8 months ago by Tyler R Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Science!
Current science happenings - Check
Appealing pictures - Check
Supporting the published word - Check
Feeling smarter because you are reading science stuff, priceless... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alexander W.
4.0 out of 5 stars excellant magazine
I only saw two issues at library and now is discontiued. This magazine speaks faster by amazing related pictures, you do not need to read much to get the gist of the article. Read more
Published 12 months ago by N. G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Open Your Mind - Read and Learn Something Different
Keeps me wanting to read and learn more about any and everything. I just have this thing about reading about things I have no idea about.
Published 14 months ago by Jlynn
2.0 out of 5 stars This magazine is no longer available in US
As of the March/April 2013 issue, Bonnier has ceased publication of Science Illustrated in USA. Current american subscribers are being transferred to Popular Science for the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Colonel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Evolutionary Bias
Illustrations are great, people are right it does read a bit like pop ups with perhaps 5~4-5 page scientific articles. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ben Rawlinson
1.0 out of 5 stars Erratic delivery and somewhat childlike content
In a year long subscription I reveived maybe 4 or 5 issues... not too upset though because the content of these magazines is kind of similar to my 6th grade science class in 1979.
Published on November 28, 2012 by relss40
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