Author(s): Marianne Taylor
For those whose memories of learning science at school consist of burning magnesium and playing with iron filings and a magnet, and whose brains shut down as soon as things start to sound 'too technical', I Used to Know That: General Science is here to remind you of everything you've forgotten or should have learned. You may not be studying for an exam any more, but an understanding of basic scientific principles is essential in everyday life, from choosing which vitamins to take to deciding on the best way of heating your home. Written to O Level standard, this accessible and informative guide will fill in any embarrassing gaps in your knowledge, providing you with a solid understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. For those who enjoyed science at school, this is a welcome trip down memory lane. For those who didn't, this book will show you what you've been missing.
Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor whose career has been steered from the start by her obsessive interest in the natural world. She has written books on subjects from mountain gorillas and nature photography, to science and wildlife in London. She lives in Kent and, when not at her desk, is likely to be found in the nearest woodland, binoculars around neck and notebook in hand.