Maybe there is a "for dummies" or "idiots guide" that will work?
I was thinking about that, but I don't know how reliable they are when it comes to science. Plus, I can't seem to find a general version, although they have several individual fields of study.
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: I did find an "Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything". While it seems okay, I'm more interested in another book I saw while I was searching B&N by an author named Bill Bryson, entitled, "A Short History of Nearly Everything".
“I've noticed that about your people, Doctor. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.” - Spock, The Immunity Syndrome
Leonard Nimoy: 1931 - 2015