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

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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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Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human intelligence, time travel, alien life, religion, and the history of science. . Currently, he is an associate editor for several scientific journals and holds over 60 U.S. patents for inventions dealing with computer graphics and interfaces. His research has received considerable attention from such media outlets as CNN, the Discovery Channel, The New York Times, and WIRED, and his Web site, www.pickover.com, has received millions of visits.

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ISBN:
9781402778612
Author:
Pickover, Clifford A
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
BG-ENTERTAINMENT ARTS - BG-ENTERTAINMENT
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sterling Milestones
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.44 x 7.31 in

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