How to Speak Science: Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant
DescriptionA math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that make today's cutting-edge technologies possible. Wanting everyone to be able to "speak" science, YouTube science guru Bruce Benamran explains-as accessibly and wittily as in his acclaimed videos-the fundamental ideas of the physical world: matter, life, the solar system, light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, and much more. Along the way, Benamran guides us through the wildest hypotheses and most ingenious ideas of Galileo, Newton, Curie, Einstein, and science's other greatest minds, reminding us that while they weren't always exactly right, they were always curious. How to Speak Science acquaints us not only with what scientists know, but how they think, so that each of us can reason like a physicist-and appreciate the world in all its beautiful chaos.
September 04, 2018
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Bruce Benamran is a YouTube personality whose popular science channels e-penser (in French) and Get It (in English) have over a million subscribers. Benamran holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Strasbourg. Already an international bestseller, How to Speak Science is his first book. @getitchannel Michael Stevens is an educator, public speaker, comedian, entertainer, editor, and internet celebrity, best known for creating and hosting the popular educational YouTube channel, Vsauce.
"This is the book for the wannabe science nerd, an omnibus of scientific principles explained in a chatty style that makes difficult concepts relatively easy to understand."--The Toronto Star