Educators, science communicators, and researchers have long used the x is like y construction with familiar objects and actions to make scientific ideas clear to their audiences. Writer and journalist Levy presents 100 such easy-to-understand comparisons that illuminate facts and principles from physical sciences, biology, human anatomy and physiology, and technology.... Two-page spreads effectively organize the short text and accompanying colorful graphics. (Science 2011-10-14)
One hundred analogies and metaphors make science more visual. Learn how chemical reactions are like school dances and how long it would take to type the human genome. (Science News 2011-11-05)
By explaining complex scientific concepts using easier-to-grasp analogies, author Joel Levy has created a heavy book that treads lightly over many subjects.... For a browser, this book is great fun. ... The subjects and the vocabulary aim for a high-school-through-adult audience, and for readers who enjoy science-minded browsing, this may be just the thing. (Geri Diorio VOYA 2012-02-01)
About the Author
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and has also written features and articles for newspapers and magazines.