A User's Guide to the Universe : Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I build a transporter, like on Star Trek?" and "Is there life on other planets?" to "What is empty space made of?"
In A User s Guide to the Universe, physicists Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist make good on two promises: you ll get answers and you won't have to decipher any equations to understand them. (Well, maybe just one very short and very familiar equation.)
* This quirky and fun book takes you on a fascinating tour of the universe as we know it by asking (and answering) weird, important, and provocative questions
* Explains subjects as diverse as special relativity, quantum mechanics, randomness, time travel, the expanding universe, and much more
* Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to dark matter
This plain-English, plain-hilarious handbook ushers you through all of the major discoveries of modern physics, from relativity to the Large Hadron Collider, without furrowing your brow even once. Put your mind at ease and jump into modern physics in a way you never imagined possible comfortably. Now is your chance to impress people at cocktail parties with your insights into the world of quantum weirdness, time and space, the expanding universe, and much, much more.
"If you've ever wondered what happened before the big bang or where the universe is expanding, then the new book A User's Guide to the Universe is for you. A hilariously serious journey through all the big questions (Can I build a time machine?) with answers from real-life physicist David Goldberg and sly illustrator Jeff Blomquist, this indispensable window on modern science makes a great nonfiction companion to the beloved, A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (Christian Science Monitor)
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February 01, 2010
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