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From the Publisher"… makes genuine fun out of rigorous science… Wiggins’s friendly, stress-free approach will teach readers how to measure, observe and calculate, and he enriches his study with short history lessons and biographies of physics pioneers...With the exception of chapters on nuclear and astrophysics, each chapter contains quick-and-easy experiments … Clever cartoons by Sydney Harris and quotes from such worthies as Jeff Foxworthy provide laugh-out-loud moments, while the very human travails of pioneers like Tesla and Bernoulli remind us that life (and science) is seldom easy, even for geniuses. A welcome volume, Wiggins’ gentle but thorough text could do much to quell perennial student bellyaching over introductory physics courses."
-Publishers Weekly, Web-exclusive review, November 12, 2007
"Some people wouldn't think of linking joy and physics, but this book demonstrates that connection better than any book I've seen. It reveals the inner workings of physics in a way that should appeal to non-scientists as well as scientists."
—Dr. Charles M. Wynn, Sr., Professor of Chemistry, Eastern Connecticut State University