The World According to Physics

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
4.7 X 7.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691182308

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About the Author

Jim Al-Khalili is professor of physics at the University of Surrey. He is one of Britain's best-known science communicators and has written numerous books, including Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed; The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance; and Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and lives in Southsea, England. Twitter @jimalkhalili

Reviews

Broadcaster and quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili is a superb guide to the fundamental principles of quantum theory, relativity and thermodynamics.-- "Mail on Sunday"
Al-Khalili shows how physics can enrich our understanding not just of the world around us, but of ourselves, too.---Hannah Shaddock, Radio Times-- "Mail on Sunday"
People should enjoy physics, says Al-Khalili, and you can't help thinking as you are propelled along through the historical and familiar principles, as well as more recent and emerging ideas, that he is entirely correct. . . . The beauty of [Al-Khalili's] approach is that it keeps open the sense of wonder, discovery and possibility that is so attractive to the non-specialist reader.---Nick Smith, Engineering & Technology
Jim Al-Khalili's The World According to Physics is a thrilling ride . . . [it] makes cutting-edge physics easily understandable and makes it clear why he fell in love with the subject as a teenager.---Richard Webb, New Scientist
A quantum physicist and BBC host introduces modern physics by explaining its fundamental concepts of space, time, energy, and matter, then describing the field's three pillars--quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This book is a refreshing, equations-free, occasionally philosophical take on what physics is all about that should appeal to physicists and the public alike.-- "Nature Astronomy"
Ever wanted to get into quantum physics, but been afraid to try? This book might be the answer. Bestselling author and BBC host Jim Al-Kahlili invites us to understand reality and the universe better as he explains modern physics to us.---Claire Handscombe, Book Riot-- "Mail on Sunday"