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Sciencia: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All (Wooden Books) Hardcover – October 25, 2011

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About the Author

Matthew Watkins, Ph.D. is a musician and mathematician. He lives in England. Matt Tweed is an artist and musician. He lives in England. Burkard Polster is a professor of mathematics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Gerard Cheshire is is a professional science writer. He lives in England. Moff Betts, M.D. lives and practices medicine in Wales.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Wooden Books
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books; 1St Edition edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802778992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802778994
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Robert on January 18, 2012
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I bought this as a gift for a friend I recently inducted into the world of engineering. I wanted to read it before I sent it off, and wow... I really need to get my own. Since I was old enough to bike to my hometown's university bookstore, I have LOVED Wooden Books; the sames goes nearly 10 years later. This is a straight reprinting of 6 books rebound into one volume, all which would be ~$10 each:
1) QED
2) Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae
3) Essential Elements
4) Evolution
5) The Human Body
6) The Compact Cosmos
How could you do better for $12?
I'm getting a copy of Quadrivium too. So should you.
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One could go out and buy each of the books that make up this compilation. However, this collection is very affordable ( $20.00 ) and looks great on any coffee table, certain to inspire great intellectual conversations.
The overall construction and design is an epitome of the eclectic qualities that define the Wooden Book series.
The material that is presented is targeted towards those that are reflective and assumes one is prepared to ponder ideas and "play" with them. However, you don't need to be a
graduate student in mathematics to understand the material. It is very accessible to a general reader, and serves as a good intro to the subjects in preparation for further study. Even if you don't plan on actually studying these subjects, it is still an interesting book to have and will leave its readers amazed in awe of our beautifully complex universe.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Caleb Whitehead on October 12, 2012
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This contans the basics necessary to understanding the vast majority of empirical knowledge currently known to humanity. Also, the illustrations rock at explaining the concepts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David on May 1, 2013
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I love this book! My girlfriend gave it to me as a present for my birthday. I read at least 2 little stories per night and I enjoy it a TON! I learn (and remember some) things every night and next morning I stay intrigued about the story I read and how the fact was discovered or invented. Awesome book!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Deb Nam-Krane VINE VOICE on November 4, 2013
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I was very excited when I picked this up. I love the idea of an elegant reference for math and science, and since some of our earliest scientists were also talented artists, I don't think artistic renderings of these topics "dumbs them down".

The first two sections on Geometry and Math and Physics Formulas lived up to my expectations. While it wasn't exhaustive and didn't go through everything formulation step-by-step, what was included provided enough clues and food for thought to work out the problems for ourselves.

Unfortunately, the treatments for the more concrete sciences of Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy weren't as successful. It's a combination of small, overly florid fonts, ineffective graphics and/or trying to cram too much information onto one page. While in some cases it may be a question of dividing subjects up, some, such as biology, in general might require more space than the short pages of this book provide.

While this is useful for math and physics, I wouldn't recommend it for general science enthusiasts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 22, 2013
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One of the best books that has caught my eye. Its concise but to the point about many topics that are fundamental.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John M. Wasilnak on May 10, 2013
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A very good book, packed with tons of information covering an array of scientific knowledge that everyone should know, great book, thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on October 20, 2014
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It contains short and concise explanations of natural events, forces, and environments that humans can observe empirically. Formulas are included along with explanations of their functions. The illustrations are very nice, but they tend to be a bit "cute" in some places, and there were a few times that I encountered over-simplified images that left out important details that will lead to misinformation, though this was very rare, probably one in five or so.

There's not much like this out there. If the illustrations that were lacking could be cleaned up/redone in a better manner, I'd have no problem with this book. I haven't the heart to give it a four though, as it's very useful a guide. I'd recommend this to anyone.

tl:dr ?

It's around 400 pages of beautiful, wonderful natural science and math. :)
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