Accessible and entertaining Cham and Whiteson distil the essence of the little we knowand the lots we have no idea about a very enjoyable read NatureThis witty book reveals the humbling vastness of our ignorance about the universe along with charming insights into what we actually do understand Carlo Rovelli author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems A lucid and irreverent survey of the many unsolved mysteries of our universe Cham and Whiteson mesh comics lighthearted infographics and lively explanations to painlessly introduce curious readers to complex concepts in easily digestible chapters This fun guide is just the ticket for science fans of any age Publishers Weeklystarred review Cham and Whiteson perfectly balance hilarity and serious science Chemistry World A lively agnostic book on physics and its discontents An entertaining and educational review for anyone seeking to brush up on or build his or her knowledge Kirkus ReviewsScience Nerdy goodness Cute illustrations Big uestions about the universe that we still cant answer Did I mention the cute illustrations Book RiotYou couldnt ask for better guides to the mind bending mysteries of cutting edge physics than Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson They bring a whimsical light touch to some very heavy topics and the result is a sheer delight for the reader Jennifer Ouellette author of The Calculus Diaries and Me Myself and Why Searching for the Science of SelfScience knows a lot about the universe but the real excitement is in what we don t know And it s hard to imagine aenjoyable way to explore the unknown than by reading this book Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson will guide you through the biggest mysteries of the cosmos smiling all the way Sean Carroll author of The Big Picture On the Origins of Life Meaning and the Universe Itself A delightful combination of comedy and cosmology that is as charming as it is informative Zach Weinersmith creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Not often do you encounter such an optimistic and fun exploration of human ignorance Henry Reich creator of MinutePhysics Accessible and hilarious the two best things it is possible for a book to be We Have No Ideanot only explores WHAT we don t know but WHY we don t know it You d think that d be plenty but Cham and Whiteson also provide the most credible and up to date scientific explanations as to what some of the answers to these huge and hugely important uestions might possibly be PLUS puns Ryan North author of Romeo and or Juliet and To Be or Not To BePrepare to learn everything we still dont know about our strange and mysterious universeHumanity s understanding of the physical world is full of gaps Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works 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 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 uestions that are still perplexing scientists 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 superfast particles What is dark matter and why does it keep ignoring us It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don t make any sense But Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the uestions we can t answer are as interesting as the ones we canThis fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about from uarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes With eual 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
- Format Kindle
- 360 pages
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- Jorge Cham
- 22 May 2014 Jorge Cham