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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

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Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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ISBN 9780241412725
Released AU 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9780241412725
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim
Series Big Ideas
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Science: General Issues
History Of Science
Popular Science
Electricity, Magnetism & Electromagnetism
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 202mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 530
Weight 1,113g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Physics - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile;General/trade;Children/juvenile