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Old January 19 2011, 10:49 AM   #43
The Boy Who Cried Worf
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Re: A General Science Refresher

Some books I have found most helpful:

Asimov's New Guide To Science: Obviously dated, but very encyclopedic. Clear reading, but Asimov doesn't dumb it down either. http://www.amazon.com/Asimovs-Guide-...5430001&sr=1-1

The Sciences: An Integrated Approach: Another encyclopedic work that also shows the relationships and themes that guide science. Bit of a conundrum though, the newer of a version you get the much steeper the price. http://www.amazon.com/Sciences-Integ...5430131&sr=1-1

Science Matters: By the same authors as above, but much more concise, readable, and especially cheaper. http://www.amazon.com/Science-Matter...5430131&sr=1-2

Almost Everyone's Guide To Science: Gribbin wrote the In Search Of books some of my favorite intros to topics in Physics/Astronomy. Very readable. http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Everyon...5430484&sr=1-8
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