Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?" and "Is there life on other planets?" to "What is empty space made of?"
This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway.
Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time.
Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way.
Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter.
Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe.
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Physics even I can understand
a thrilling gallop through the coolest there is
Oh this book was good, so so good, and I belly laughed hard at their geeky jokes which as promised were indeed groaners. The jokes were that nerd-funny I would pause the book, snort-laugh and go tell the joke to my husband who would also gasp and snort-laugh.
A great introduction to some of the coolest stuff there is to know and think about in the universe - the delivery was fantastic and the subjects extremely interesting, all explained clearly and kind to the non-geeks in the world, not that I have ever met any to ask.
I liked the author's explanation for why they do not believe the earth has been visited by flying saucers.
I liked their explanations of most things, actually.
great book, I loved it.