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A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes,…

by Dave Goldberg, Jeff Blomquist

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  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
The authors explain complex physical phenomena in the context of everyday applications. Book covers quantum mechanics, magnetic forces, gravitational expansion and particle acceleration and briefly touches on the existence of extraterrestrial life. The catchy, conversational tone used distinguishes the book more so than its success in clarifying highly sophisticated concepts. ( )
  Becca_Lausch | Oct 4, 2011 |
Modern physics and cosmology for people who have (only) a high-school education, are averse to math, and need to be constantly entertained with jokey sentences and footnotes. Good subject matter, though.
  fpagan | Oct 25, 2010 |
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A good, readable introduction to various tricky topics in Physics. I admit to sleeping through my first semester in college, and this was an excellent refresher on various topics I only vaguely remembered - and, frankly, an easier read than The Universe in a Nutshell, which I still admit to not understanding. I wasn't a huge fan of the cartoon art, but that's more of a personal preference. ( )
  parelle | Sep 8, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470496517, Hardcover)

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 timeExplains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand wayIncludes 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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Explains string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes and the beginning of time in a conversational, easy-to-understand way and answers enduring questions about life on other planets and breaking the light-speed barrier.

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