Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories and Things - Surendra Verma

Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories and Things

A compact mini-encyclopedia of Science.

It explains 175 laws, principles, equations, theories and things that form the foundations of science.

The entries are arranged in chronological order. The popular name of the idea is used; in most cases it includes the name of the person who formulated the idea, for example, Archimedes' Principle, Hawking's Black Hole Theory, the Chandrasekhar Limit or the Greenhouse Effect.

It features all the great names in science, including Pythagoras, Galileo, Newton, Darwin and Einstein, as well as more recent contributors such as Rachel Carson, James Lovelock and Stephen Hawking.

The book makes some potentially complex scientific information accessible and enjoyable.

Book Review

'A masterpiece of science writing and journalism... a gem of wisdom, scholarship and fun.'BBC


Surendra Verma (born 1942) is an Indian-Australian journalist and writer of books explaining mathematical and scientific topics to general audience. His books have received positive reviews, and have been published in Australia, UK, US and India and have been translated into 14 languages.

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