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The Physics Book : From Olber's Paradox to Schrodinger's Cat, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics - Clifford A. Pickover

The Physics Book

From Olber's Paradox to Schrodinger's Cat, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics


Published: 6th October 2011
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Professor Brian Cox's BBC programmes have helped make physics a very popular topic. Following the hugely successful "The Math Book", this is 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, this 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. His research has received considerable attention from such media outlets as CNN, the Discovery Channel, The New York Times and WIRED.


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informative incidental reading


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    adding little known facts to current knowlege

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    ISBN: 9781402778612
    ISBN-10: 1402778619
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 528
    Published: 6th October 2011
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 18.6  x 4.1
    Weight (kg): 1.54
    Edition Number: 1