Know It All Energy: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts In Energy, Each Explained In Under A Minute

byBrian CleggForeword byJim Al-khalili

Paperback | September 1, 2017

Know It All Energy: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts In Energy, Each Explained In Under A Minute by Brian Clegg
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From the first cavemen to light a fire to the elusive dark energy in outer space Know It All Energy explores energy in all its forms.

The Know-It-All series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about the subjects you really feel you should understand but have never gotten around to studying. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in under a minute. 

As a phenomenon that resides everywhere and in everything, energy is best understood by example. Exploring energy shows how it cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed—and how plankton and other ancient ocean-dwelling organisms can be used to power your car. Reducing the subject to its essential areas, Know-It-All Energy charts fascinating and fundamental topics, from the nuclear fusion reactor at the heart of the sun and civilization’s discovery of our first hands-on energy source in fire almost 400,000 years ago, to the elusive dark energy which makes up most of the content of the universe.
Brian Clegg read Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. He has written for numerous publications including Nature, the Times, the Wall Street Journal, and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution. He is editor of the book review site www.popularscience.co.uk, and ...
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Title:Know It All Energy: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts In Energy, Each Explained In Under A MinuteFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9.12 X 7.25 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 9.12 X 7.25 X 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1577151615

ISBN - 13:9781577151616

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