ISBN: 9781911130765 Category:

Peter Moore


Science: 50 in 500 Words discusses the most groundbreaking ideas of 50 of the most important scientists who have shaped the world as we know it.

Not only are the key theories and discoveries of each scientist presented in a concise and compelling way, but this book also includes the stories behind each figure’s brilliance –whether in astronomy, physics,chemistry, biological systems or genetics and microbiology.

Presented chronologically, everyone from classical figures such as Galilei and Galen to contemporary scientists such as Stephen Hawking are showcased, with features on key themes as varied as the solar system, nuclear science and evolution.

Additional information

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 13.8 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Modern Books
Publication date 1 June 2019
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 13.8 x 19.7 cm
Weight 320 g

Peter Moore is a medical journalist and honorary fellow of Trinity College, Bristol. He is Chairman of the Medical Journalists’ Association and winner of numerous awards for his journalism, inclding the MJA Tony Thistlewaite Award for his most recent book, Blood and Justice. He lectures in ethics, and has held a range of post-doctoral research fellowships with The Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.

Mark Frary is an award-winning science and technology writer, speaker and author. Since graduating from University College London with a first class degree in astronomy and physics, his career has spanned research into spacecraft at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, work on the large electron-position collider at CERN, and research into particle physics in Geneva. His work appears regularly in the London Times and other periodicals. He is the author of DE/CIPHER and How To Get a Sofa Around A Corner, and the co-author of Codebreaker (with Stephen Pincock).