Subtitle The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute

Nick Battey, Mark Fellowes
Price £9.99
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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.
Series 30 Second
Format Paperback + Flaps 160 Pages
ISBN 9781782406396
Size5.91 in x 7.68 in / 150.00 mm x 195.00 mm
Published Date November 22nd, 2018
Nick Battey
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. 
Mark Fellowes
Mark Fellowes has been passionate about wildlife from an early age, spending his formative years in the wilds of the west of Ireland surveying birds and bringing bits of the wilderness into his home. He is now Professor of Ecology at the University of Reading in the UK, working on species as diverse as aphids and ants, red kites, and sloth bears. With current projects on five continents, his research explores the connections between people and animals, trying to understand how we can live alongside wildlife for the benefit of biodiversity. He lives in the UK.
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