The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

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by Clifford A. Pickover
     
 

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  Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timelineSee more details below

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  Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of “quantum resurrection.” Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details.




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This attractive reference by biophysicist, biochemist, and science writer Pickover is composed of lucid one-page explanations of physics concepts, alternating with full-page color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402790997
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Sterling Milestones
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
370,513
File size:
88 MB
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