This is a beautifully illustrated book, $15.99 at Costco, Hardcover: 208 pages, Publisher: Quercus (September 30, 2010). Recommended.
From Amazon: Science is a visually stunning introduction to all the major scientific disciplines, covering chemistry, physics, geology, biology and cosmology. Piers Bizony begins with physics and the basic building blocks of matter, offering a lucid and usefully illustrated account of the extraordinary and often baffling world of atomic and subatomic particles.
Piers Bizony is an internationally recognized writer on science and film. He is a regular contributor to Focus magazine, The Independent and Wired.