National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game by Rhett Allain, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game

National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game

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by Rhett Allain
     
 

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Another Angry Birds National Geographic mash-up! This fun, engaging paperback uses Angry Birds to explain the physics at work in the world—and behind the popular game.

National Geographic's trademark science blends with Angry Birds' beloved entertainment to take readers into the world of physics. Rhett Allain, physics professor

Overview

Another Angry Birds National Geographic mash-up! This fun, engaging paperback uses Angry Birds to explain the physics at work in the world—and behind the popular game.

National Geographic's trademark science blends with Angry Birds' beloved entertainment to take readers into the world of physics. Rhett Allain, physics professor and Wired blogger explains basic scientific principles in fun, accessible ways; the Angry Birds come along for the ride to illustrate concepts we see in the real world—as well as in the Angry Birds games. Packed with science and a sense of humor, this book will improve readers' understanding of the world and how it works—and it may just improve their Angry Birds scores as well.

Rovio Learning is known for collaborating with several scientific and educational institutions, such as the National Geographic Society and NASA. The recent collaboration with CERN brings quantum physics to the reach of children. There is no subject that young children can not learn - when the medium is age-appropriate, fun and engaging!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Angry Birds Furious Forces serves as a great introduction to basic physics concepts for young ages because they’re presented in a way that kids can relate to as they play their favorite game.” –Tech Savvy Parents Blog

"This book covers much more than just mechanics- Rhett explains Sound and Light, Thermodynamics, Electricity & Magnetism, and even Particle Physics & Beyond in this short...very readable text." —Quantum Progress Blog

"A very enjoyable and light-hearted introduction to basic physics concepts."—About.com

"There's a lot to be said for catching science fans young." —Uncertain Principles (Scienceblogs.com)

"Anyone with a passing interest in the subject of physics, or anyone who wants to boost the effectiveness of their Angry Birds, will get a kick out of this book." —Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

"Even with a physics background, I learned quite a few things from the various physics facts interspersed in the book." —Physics Buzz Blog

"Plenty of educational content."— Apps Playground

“For those looking for something a bit more introductory in nature, Rhett Allain’s amusing yet educational Angry Birds, Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game is an excellent option.” –Scientific American

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426211720
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
728,305
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)

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