Zoom: From Atoms And Galaxies To Blizzards And Bees: How Everything Moves by Bob BermanZoom: From Atoms And Galaxies To Blizzards And Bees: How Everything Moves by Bob Berman

Zoom: From Atoms And Galaxies To Blizzards And Bees: How Everything Moves

byBob Berman

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space thirty-five times faster than the speed of sound.

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an entertaining style and a gift for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.

For readers who love to get smarter without realizing it, ZOOM bursts with science writing at its best.
Bob Berman, one of America's top astronomy writers, contributed the popular "Night Watchman" column forDiscoverfor seventeen years. He is currently a columnist forAstronomy,a host on Northeast Public Radio, and the science editor ofTheOld Farmer's Almanac. He lives in Willow, New York.
Title:Zoom: From Atoms And Galaxies To Blizzards And Bees: How Everything MovesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316217395

ISBN - 13:9780316217392


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Enjoyable, Totally Painless Science Book This book contains much more than its title and subtitle suggest. In about 270 pages, the author covers so much of the science of the world around us that simply stating that it’s about “how everything moves” does not do it justice. From the farthest reaches of the cosmos to elementary particles and so much in between, the author has produced a most enjoyable overview of fascinating aspects of the world in which we live. The book is written in a very casual, laid back, chatty style that is lively, often humorous and quite engaging. I did find a few errors which were most likely of an editorial nature, but these do not detract from making this book a most enjoyable and informative read for anyone.
Date published: 2017-09-11

Editorial Reviews

"An absorbing account of how motion is everywhere around us."-Ben Beasley-Murray, The Daily Mail