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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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and#8220;Since 1960 the universe has taken on a wholly new face. It has become more exciting, more mysterious, more violent, and more extreme as our knowledge concerning it has suddenly expanded. And the most exciting, most mysterious, most violent, and most extreme phenomena of all has the simplest, plainest, calmest, and mildest name-nothing more than a black hole.and#8221;

and#8212;Isaac Asimov, The Collapsing Universe, 1977

From Clifford Pickoverand#8212;the ingenious author of the phenomenally successful The Math Book and The Physics Bookand#8212;comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;

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Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the large Hadron Collider. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in aerospace, architecture, chemistry, computer engineering, and more, from ancient history to the present.

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From Clifford Pickover comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;

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Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones, and more.and#160;

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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.

 

About the Author

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:
Brain, Marshall
Author:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
BG-ENTERTAINMENT ARTS - BG-ENTERTAINMENT
Subject:
Engineering - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sterling Milestones
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color, with 366 illus.
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8 x 7.31 in

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Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the large Hadron Collider. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in aerospace, architecture, chemistry, computer engineering, and more, from ancient history to the present.
"Synopsis" by , From Clifford Pickover comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones, and more.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
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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