We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

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Riverhead Books #ad - Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe. Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Phd comics creator jorge cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don't know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos.

Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. But cham and whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can. This fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes.

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe #ad - With equal doses of humor and delight, Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, superfast particles?* What is dark matter, including:* Why does the universe have a speed limit?* Why aren't we all made of antimatter?* What or who is attacking Earth with tiny, and why does it keep ignoring us? It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense.

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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

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Penguin Press #ad - To this end, you know, from space elevators to robotic construction, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, to show us the amazing world we will have, from programmable matter to augmented reality, soonish. Soonish is the perfect gift for science lovers for the holidays! The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization.

By weaving their own research, how they would work, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, and what is standing in their way. The instant new york times bestseller!a wall street journal best science book of the year!a popular science best science book of the year! from a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing   What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up? In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything #ad - Kelly weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Millions of people visit xkcd. Com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. What if? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical. Houghton Mifflin. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics.

They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. His stick-figure drawings about science, language, technology, and love have a large and passionate following. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? how fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, solves differential equations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, Munroe runs computer simulations, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, and consults with nuclear reactor operators.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions #ad - The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

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The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

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Basic Books #ad - Houghton Mifflin. In this book, nobel laureate Steven Weinberg describes in wonderful detail what happened in these first three minutes. These incredible discoveries all form the foundation for what we now understand as the "standard model" of the origin of the universe. Basic Books AZ. A nobel prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic.

Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion years. The first three minutes examines not only what this model looks like, but also tells the exciting story of the bold thinkers who put it together. Clearly and accessibly written, The First Three Minutes is a modern-day classic, an unsurpassed explanation of where it is we really come from.

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe #ad - . It is an exhilarating journey that begins with the planck epoch - the earliest period of time in the history of the universe - and goes through Einstein's Theory of Relativity, the Hubble Red Shift, and the detection of the Cosmic Microwave Background. But almost everything about it, from the elements that forged stars, planets, to the fundamental forces of physics, and lifeforms, can be traced back to what happened in just the first three minutes of its life.

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How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler

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Riverhead Books #ad - Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, art, philosophy, engineering, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.

. Houghton Mifflin. Basic Books AZ. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly. Randall munroe, xkcd creator and new york times-bestselling author of What If? The only book you need if you're going back in timeWhat would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past.

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler #ad - Better. You're about to make history. And then broke? how would you survive? could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. An npr best book of 2018"how to Invent Everything is such a cool book.

Deeply researched, more competent, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever.

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Basic Books AZ. Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon?  Randall Munroe is here to help. In thing explainer, “ten hundred” most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is,  he uses line drawings and only the thousand or, rather, heated them up, pointed them in a different direction, including:food-heating radio boxes microwavestall roads bridgescomputer buildings datacentersthe shared space house the International Space Stationthe other worlds around the sun the solar systemthe big flat rocks we live on tectonic platesthe pieces everything is made of the periodic tableplanes with turning wings helicoptersboxes that make clothes smell better washers and dryersthe bags of stuff inside you cells How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, cooled them down, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer,  Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Funny, and always understandable, interesting, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why. Houghton Mifflin.

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Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Houghton Mifflin. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.

Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality #ad - In math with bad drawings, its strange symbols, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Basic Books AZ. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings, " which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity.

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Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - He continues through leonardo's description of “earthshine” the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon, Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Basic Books AZ.

Don lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science. Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context―describing, for example, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity.

Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs The MIT Press #ad - Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the global greenhouse effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, Higgs boson, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, and more. Readers of drawing physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, “Now I see, and now I understand.

Houghton Mifflin. Drawings and short essays offer engaging and accessible explanations of key ideas in physics, from triangulation to relativity and beyond.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Basic Books AZ. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? how do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. Mit. Houghton Mifflin. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. So tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, or a plane to arrive, astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, for the bus, the train, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

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Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd

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Mango #ad - Mit. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t.1 amazon new release! ─ looking for trivia books filled with fun facts and trivia questions and answers? Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours.

Fun facts for kids of all ages: when you take the most absurd parts of history, economics and geography, science, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.

Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd #ad - Trivia questions and answers: In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. Houghton Mifflin. Basic Books AZ. In his debut book, economies, pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous.

Answers to:where can i move to so that i’m never tempted by mcdonalds again?how far into the pacific does trump’s wall stretch?If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?Why do all empires fail?Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?What makes Finland so great?Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky,  Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.

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The Atom: A Visual Tour The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - It describes the amazing discoveries scientists have made about the fundamental building blocks of matter―from quarks to nuclear fission to the “God particle”―and explains them accessibly and concisely. Challoner covers a wide range of topics―including the development of scientific thinking about atoms and the basic structure of atoms; how atomic interactions account for the familiar properties of everyday materials; the power of the atomic nucleus; and what the mysterious quantum realm of subatomic particles can tell us about the very nature of reality.

The atom is the engaging and straightforward introduction to the topic that we didn't get in school. Illustrated in color throughout, The Atom offers clear answers to questions we have all pondered, as well as some we have never even dreamed of. Mit. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Atom: A Visual Tour The MIT Press #ad - In this book, Jack Challoner places the atom at center stage. The atom investigates the quest to identify the smallest, most fundamental constituents of matter―and how that quest helps us to understand what everything is made of and how it all works. Houghton Mifflin. Basic Books AZ.

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