A Bee in the Cathedral
Take a rousing ride through the world of science. You might never look at the world the same way again.
This book demonstrates basic scientific truths and principles using analogies, metaphors, and similes to describe the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny, and the unfathomably complex in intuitive terms
that we can all understand.
• Earth Science
• The Human Body
The analogies include:
• If an atomic nucleus expanded to the size of a marble, it would weigh about 100 million tons, or roughly the equivalent of 16 Great Pyramids of Egypt.
• It would take a human heart less than 18 days to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
• The volcanic blast of Mount St. Helens released thermal energy 1,600 times the size of Hiroshima. Krakatoa's 1883 eruption was roughly 13,000 times as powerful as that same bomb.
Each idea is explained visually in "infographics" of facts and figures.
Hardback. 224 pages.
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