The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Burnside - Bldg. 2 Science Reference- General
16 Local Warehouse Physics- Electricity and Magnetism
10 Remote Warehouse Science Reference- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

by

Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Spectrums, David Blatner blends narrative and illustration to illuminate the variety of spectrums that affect our lives every day: numbers, size, light, sound, heat, and time. There is actually very little in this universe that we can feel, touch, see, hear, or possibly even comprehend. It's not an easy task to stretch the mind to encompass both billions of years and billionths of seconds; the distance to Jupiter and the size of a proton; the tiny waves of visible light and gargantuan but invisible gamma rays; or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atom bomb. Exploring these far-reaching spectrums gives us fascinating perspective on our small but not insignificant place in the universe. With easy-to-read, engaging, and insightful observations, illustrated by a wealth of photographs and diagrams, Blatner helps us "grok"-understand intuitively-six spectrums we encounter constantly, making our daily lives richer and more meaningful through greater appreciation of the bizarre and beautiful world in which we live.

Synopsis:

From the author of The Joy of Pi and The Flying Book, an engaging new guide to the intricacies of the world around us.

About the Author

David Blatner is known for his award-winning books, including The Joy of Pi, The Flying Book, and various books on computer science topics, such as InDesign, Quark XPress, and Photoshop. He lectures worldwide on electronic publishing. More than 500,000 copies of his books are in print in twelve languages. He and his wife and son live in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620405208
Author:
Blatner, David
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Physics | Electricity and Magnetism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two color throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 7 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Nutshell » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Electricity and Magnetism

Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.00 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781620405208 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
From the author of The Joy of Pi and The Flying Book, an engaging new guide to the intricacies of the world around us.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.