Ten Days In Physics That Shook The World: How Physicists Changed Everyday Life

November 26, 2021|
Ten Days In Physics That Shook The World: How Physicists Changed Everyday Life by Brian Clegg
$33.50
Hardcover
Earn 168 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Pre-order online.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

The breakthroughs that have had the most transformative practical impacts, from thermodynamics to the Internet.

Physics informs our understanding of how the world works - but more than that, key breakthroughs in physics have transformed everyday life. We journey back to ten separate days in history to understand how particular breakthroughs were achieved, meet the individuals responsible and see how each breakthrough has influencedour lives.

It is a unique selection. Focusing on practical impact means there is no room for Stephen Hawking''s work on black holes, or the discovery of the Higgs boson. Instead we have the relatively little-known Rudolf Clausius (thermodynamics) and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (superconductivity), while Albert Einstein is included not for his theories of relativity but for the short paper that gave us E=mc2 (nuclear fission). Later chapters feature transistors, LEDs and the Internet.



Brian Clegg''s many books include Dice World and A Brief History of Infinity, both longlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize, and, most recently, What Do You Think You Are?, described by BBC Science Focus as ''a must-read''.
Loading
Title:Ten Days In Physics That Shook The World: How Physicists Changed Everyday Life
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 1.11 X 1.11 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 1.11 X 1.11 X 0 in
Published:November 26, 2021
Publisher:Icon Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781785787478

Recently Viewed
|