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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, graphics-led approach, The Physics Book sets out more than 80 of the key concepts and discoveries that have defined th...e subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpacking the thought behind each theory--as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about--five themed chapters examine the history and developments in specific areas such as Light, Sound, and Electricity. Eureka moments abound: from Archimedes' bathtub discoveries about displacement and density, and Galileo's experiments with spheres falling from the Tower of Pisa, 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 the 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 9781465491022
Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
Format Hardback
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Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9781465491022
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Released 10 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim
Series Big Ideas
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
History Of Science
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 530
Weight 1,111g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Physics
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text General/trade