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The physics book

Format: Print Book 2020
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How do magnets generate electricity? What is antimatter? Is time travel possible?

Discover the answers to these and over 90 other big questions that explore the most important laws, theories, and breakthrough moments in our understanding of physics - from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century.

Written in clear English, The Physics Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through technical language, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations that play with our understanding of physics.

This diverse and inclusive account of physics includes Pythagoras' observations on music, Galileo's experiments with spheres, and Isaac Newton's theories of gravity and the laws of motion, unlocking Albert Einstein's insights into relativity, how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory, and the reasons most of the Universe is "missing". Showing how each idea and breakthrough came about, entries examine the history and wider developments in areas such as energy and matter, electricity and magnetism, and quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.

Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics, The Physics Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're an avid student or just curious about maths. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, this is the perfect book for you.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Readers who want to know more about physics but are intimidated by the subject's complexity will want to turn to The Physics Book, which explores 80 key laws and theories of physics, focusing on their historical development and the people behind the ideas, rather than on challenging mathematical formulas. Content is organized into five themes--measurement and motion, energy and matter, electricity and magnetism, nuclear and particle physics, and relativity and the universe--with each containing 10--18 subtopics. These subtopics are discussed in one to four pages, emphasizing graphically appealing sidebars that include brief biographies, time lines, diagrams, images, or historical paintings. Overall, the effective layout allows readers to take in either smaller or larger bits of information. Other features include a directory of biographies for 35 key figures not fully covered in the topical areas and a glossary of more than 100 terms. This work succeeds at making physics interesting and accessible to the layperson, though some topics, like string theory, are not quite served by the relatively simple explanations. Still, this book is well suited to all public and school libraries."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Big ideas simply explained.
Subjects Physics -- Popular works.
Physics -- History.
Publisher New York, New York :2020
Edition First American edition.
Contributors Still, Ben, editor.
Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-contributor.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781465491022
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