We Have No Idea

We Have No Idea

A Guide To The Unknown Universe

Book - 2017
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Humanity'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. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson team up to explore everything we don't know about the universe, and while introducing the biggest mysteries in physics, they also helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know. And although the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense, Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can, and they invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. --
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9780735211513
0735211515
Branch Call Number: 523.1 Cham
Characteristics: 354 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Whiteson, Daniel

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Mar 17, 2018

It’s like a Comic Book for Astronomers, Engineers and Physicists. A highly enjoyable, fast, and fun read. If you’re not one of the above then this is a good book to dip your big toe into the Physics pool. The Artwork is great to explain the point being made in a humorous way. At times in the book, it pokes the bear with a big stick of 95% of the unknown universe.

I just wish this book had been around forty (40) years ago when I picked up my first book on ballistics (basic physics). Now my question is where would Physics be if it was not for ballistics? The answer is neither in this book nor on the web site of PHD Comic.com. A lot of the small details of physics are beyond the scope of this book which is good because it is a fun read.

If you’re a budding Physicist or an old person just looking for the answers I would highly recommend a romp in “We Have No Idea”. It’s just plain fun. Not like some of those books that leave you scratching your head.

I would give it 6 stars but it only goes to 5.

I’m just a Backyard Bozo with Binoculars

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