• Essential vocabulary and core knowledge
  • Over 100 drawings, diagrams, and photographs
  • Thoroughly cross-referenced
  • Clear, concise definitions include everyday applications

    Foreword by Dr. F. James Rutherford
    American Association for the Advancement of Science

    From the reviews of Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes:

    “Mr. Brennan answers a lot of questions you felt too foolish to ask. Knowing the answers is important to your future.”
    —The New York Times

    “A book that’s clear of head, yet light of heart, chatty and comprehensive.”
    —The Philadelphia Inquirer

    “Brennan’s writing is clear and conversational, and he doesn’t just tell readers what scientists know, he explains how they know it.”
    —The Detroit Free Press

    Featuring Richard Brennan’s appealing prose
    style and critically acclaimed talent for explaining difficult concepts, this handy, quick reference is an item-by-item dictionary of essential vocabulary and core knowledge in science and technology. From Algorithm to Zero gravity, the Dictionary defines
    over 650 terms. So as to avoid confusion and to
    make sure that you get the most out of every
    definition, it has been thoroughly cross-referenced. And all topics covered have been carefully selected
    to conform with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s recommendations for scientific literacy.