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Me being a big fan of Jorge s PhD comic strips as wellAfter all what do I know This book provides a fantastic and well written introduction into some key physics concepts from uantum mechanics to the structure of our universe And of course all the many MANY things we do not know about these thingsAs someone else here has written sometimes the book does try a bit too hard to be zany but for the most part the weird and wonderful cartoons and examples often involving ferrets in bizarre scenarios actually help understand some of the concepts being discussed Or at least keep it light enough to keep you fully engagedCertainly worth a read for anyone with even a passing interest in how this magnificent universe works or doesn t who knows The information covered is interesting and presented simply enough for me to understand with my total lack of physics knowledge I would have enjoyed it without the constant attempts to be zany and funny which I found grating I would probably recommend this book to a teenager but not to an adult Easy to ready informative and entertaining Excellent book recommended to me after thing explainer Great read. Iteson make a compelling case that the uestions we cant answer are as interesting as the ones we canThis fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about from uarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes With eual doses of humor and delight Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory thats still ours to explore.
I loved this book Several times in the passed we have heard that science is at an end because we know it all What utter bollocks This book is a uick review of what we do not know and that is most of itThe scientists have an awful lot of work to do We know nothing and this book gives a uick idea of what we do not know A good starting point for any budding physicist If you ask scientists who study such things how well we understand the Universe the answer you will get is not very well at all This book takes a light hearted look at the vastness of our ignoranceYou will not learn much by reading this book it is afterall about what we do not know You will have fun exploring the subjects where our lack of knowledge is most certainly lackingReadig on my Kindle paperwhite some of the illustrations are very small and difficult to read but they are secondary to the main text Some of the okes are so bad that in some cases it might considered a blessing Great It helps if you have a little bit of knowledge regarding uantum physics otherwise ust read it a bit slower It is an eye opener forcing you to read and then go back a few pages to refr. Prepare to learn everything we still dont know about our strange and mysterious universeHumanitys understanding of the physical world is full of gaps Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we dont know about the universe the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos Armed with their popular in.
Esh your memory The illustrations are not really suitable for the Kindle edition but that s a minor point I ve read a lot about uantum science but this book looks outside the box and makes your brain hurt by opening new pathways for you to think about Am full of praise for this author I give it 4 stars deserves a 5 but nothing is perfect I will not say a lot apart from to have any impact popular physics books need to be accessible In that respect this is as good as it gets A bit silly in places the author is humble and human I have read a lot of similar books and to be honest not a lot was new However a great way of refreshing your knowledge or learning for the first time that we know less than we think Got this bigger paperback UK edition Solid print and paper Love the comic illustration A very interesting bookThe topics covered in this book succeed at explaining often complexabstracttheoretical subjects in a fairly simple wayI ve always had few of these ideasuestions wandering about in my head ever since I was a young teen And now an almost a PhD graduate in toxicogenomics and still physics never fails to amuse meA big bonus is. Fographics cartoons and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of uestions that are still perplexing scientists including Why does the universe have a speed limit Why arent we all made of antimatter What or who is attacking Earth with tiny superfast particles What is dark matter and why does it keep ignoring us It turns out the universe is full of weird things that dont make any sense But Cham and Wh.