Author(s): Nick Battey; Mark Fellowes
The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute. 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.
Nick Battey Mark Fellowes (Reading, UK) Nick Battey is Professor of Plant Development and Mark Fellowes is Professor of Ecology at the University of Reading. Together, their specialist knowledge spans the diversity of the biological sciences: Professor Battey's expertise lies in pure and applied plant biology and he has a strong interest in the history of biology; Professor Fellowes' research interests include insect ecology and the effects of urbanization on wildlife.