The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half
30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosystem and ourselves. At a time when discoveries in DNA allow us to feel more connected than ever to the natural world, this is the fastest route to an understanding of the tree of life. Whether you' re dipping into the gene pool, unlocking cells, or conversing on biodiversity, this is all the knowledge you need to bring life to the dinner-party debate.
An internationally bestselling series presents essential concepts in a mere 30 seconds, 300 words, and one image; The 50 most important ideas and innovations in biology dissected and explained clearly without the clutter; The fastest way to learn about cells, reproduction, animals, plants, evolution and ecosystems.
Nicholas Battey is Head of Environmental Biology and Mark Fellowes is Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. Together, their expertise spans the diversity of their subject: Professor Battey's background is in cells, genes and plants. His current fields of research include the physiology, molecular biology and development of flowering plants with a particular interest in fruit crops. Dr Fellowes's background is in ecology, evolution and animals and his research interests focus on interactions between species.