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The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide
     

The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide

by Richard A. Muller, Joey Manfre (Illustrator)
 

Wine is radioactive? Organic foods have more poison in them than those grown with pesticides? Best-selling author Richard A. Muller enlightens us.
Richard A. Muller demonstrated in his recent bestseller, Physics for Future Presidents, that he has a unique talent for delivering the “aha” moment—making difficult topics accessible. In The Instant

Overview

Wine is radioactive? Organic foods have more poison in them than those grown with pesticides? Best-selling author Richard A. Muller enlightens us.
Richard A. Muller demonstrated in his recent bestseller, Physics for Future Presidents, that he has a unique talent for delivering the “aha” moment—making difficult topics accessible. In The Instant Physicist he shows his ability to entertain, too, by presenting the best of the scientific curiosities he has assembled over his distinguished career. Assisted by award-winning cartoonist Joey Manfre, who has created an original color cartoon for each “physics bite,” Muller will have readers chuckling while they’re absorbing more science than they ever thought possible. From the surprising (chocolate has more energy in it than TNT) to the scary (even kids can make a bomb), this book contains a revelation on every page. Once finished with this page-turner, readers will be the stars of their next cocktail party.
The book consists of a color cartoon on each right-hand page and explanatory text on the left.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Cartoons illustrate each of the intriguing nuggets of physics in this little book by physics professor Muller (Physics for Future Presidents), making it entertaining for perusers and trivia hounds. (LJ 9/7/12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393078268
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,382,071
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Muller is professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the best-selling author of Physics for Future Presidents. For his outstanding work in experimental cosmology, he was awarded a 1982 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and also a share of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the discovery of dark energy.

Joey Manfre is an award-winning illustrator/cartoonist. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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