- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: New Holland Publishers (Dec 1 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1921517441
- ISBN-13: 978-1921517440
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.4 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
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The Little Book of Scientific Principles Hardcover – Dec 1 2014
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About the Author
Surendra Verma is an award winning journalist and author.
Surendra has been awarded numerous grants to pursue his writing projects and was even granted Honorary Membership to the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance for his contribution to journalism.
His popular-science books include :
Little Book of Scientific Principles
Theories & Things; The Little Book of Maths. Theorems, Theories & Things;
and a children’s book, Who Killed T. Rex?: Uncover the Mystery of the Vanished Dinosaurs.
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Entries could have been separated into definite fields of the sciences (rather than chronologically), but this layout makes for a potpourri of examples, and a progressive building from the times of antiquity. Most entries are credited to a scientist and provide some biographical or anecdotal information about them. Some scientists are credited more than once making this a compact version of recorded scientific history.
A noticed some errors and inconsistencies, such as a spacing error under Bragg's law (pg.138) and capitalization error (pg.177).
Although the topics are well-chosen, and well written summaries, and appear to be well-researched, the organization of this little book suffers. The most noticeable drawback is that it has no "Table of Contents" and thus the reader is forced to use the index to find topics, whose placement in the book seem to have no rhyme or reason. The diagrams and pictures are helpful once a topic is located via the index. However, there is no way the reader can know what the book contains, or what to anticipate.
This most trivial of oversights, makes and otherwise good book just average.