A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty

3,99 valoración promedio
( 297 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781630260217: A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

Answers to science's most enduring questions from ""Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?"" and ""Is there life on other planets?"" to ""What is empty space made of?""

This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway.

    Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter

     Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe.


"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Back Cover:

"What a delightful book! It pulls no punches—or punch lines—in explaining all the fun topics in physics and cosmology. From quarks to quasars, from electrons to extraterrestrials—it's all here. Whether you are interested in how to build a time machine or a transporter, or would like to know why curiosity killed Schrödinger's Cat, you will find clear and memorably illustrated explanations. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the recent exciting developments in physics and astronomy."
J. Richard Gott, Professor of Astrophysics, Princeton University, and author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe

"I wish I'd had Goldberg and Blomquist as my physics teachers. Strangelets that grow until they strangle the world! Instructions for building an awesome teleportation device, and then transforming it into a super-awesome time machine! Speculations on the odds against our own existence! [and even deeper speculations on being in two places at once!] I'm going to recommend this book to my students, who are science journalists—and to any and all readers who want to have more fun in the universe."
Jonathan Weiner, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism,and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch

We don't like to mince words. If you have your heart set on building a faster-than-light drive or a time machine out of a DeLorean, knock yourself out. If you want to know whether these things are even possible and you like anthropomorphized fundamental particles, read A User's Guide to the Universe.

This plain-English, plain-hilarious handbook ushers you through all of the major discoveries of modern physics, from relativity to the Large Hadron Collider, without furrowing your brow even once. Put your mind at ease and jump into modern physics in a way you never imagined possible—comfortably. Now is your chance to impress people at cocktail parties with your insights into the world of quantum weirdness, time and space, the expanding universe, and much, much more.

Who knows? You might even learn something.

From the Inside Flap:

If you head off in a spaceship traveling at nearly the speed of light, what horrors await you when you return? Can you change reality just by looking at it? Is it possible to build a Star Trek–type transporter or a working time machine? Why would we build a billion-dollar particle accelerator that Nostradamus and the Mayan calendar have clearly predicted will destroy Earth? Can you be in two places at once? Or three? Or three thousand? If you, or someone you know, live in the universe, you can't afford to remain in ignorance any longer. You need to know the answers to these questions—and most of them will surprise you.

In A User's Guide to the Universe, physicists Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist make good on two promises: you'll get answers and you won't have to decipher any equations to understand them. (Well, maybe just one very short and very familiar equation.)

This quirky and fun book takes you on a fascinating tour of the universe as we know it by asking (and answering) weird and provocative questions on subjects as diverse as special relativity, quantum mechanics, randomness, time travel, the expanding universe, and much more.

You'll discover:

  • How fast a light beam travels if you're running beside it

  • Whether God does, in point of fact, play dice with the universe

  • What happens if you fall into a black hole

  • What lies outside the universe

  • What happened before the Big Bang

  • What dark matter might be

  • And much, much more

Complete with the funniest footnotes you've ever seen in a physics book and dozens of charmingly absurd yet helpful illustrations, A User's Guide to the Universe turns mind-blowing science into enjoyable, comprehensible, and fascinating reading.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Dave Goldberg
Editorial: John Wiley Sons, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción John Wiley Sons, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Answers to science s most enduring questions from Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek? and Is there life on other planets? to What is empty space made of? This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway. Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9781630260217

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Goldberg, Dave
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Nº de ref. de la librería 6963706

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,66
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Dave Goldberg
Editorial: John Wiley Sons, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción John Wiley Sons, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Answers to science s most enduring questions from Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek? and Is there life on other planets? to What is empty space made of? This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway. Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9781630260217

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Dave Goldberg
Editorial: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 20
Librería
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción John Wiley & Sons. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 306 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 7.0in. x 0.8in.NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK Answers to sciences most enduring questions from Can I break the light-speed barrier like onStar Trek and Is there life on other planets to What is empty space made of This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway. Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781630260217

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,05
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Goldberg, Dave
Editorial: Wiley (2010)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Wiley, 2010. Estado de conservación: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781630260217-1

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,00
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Goldberg, Dave
Editorial: Wiley (2017)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 15
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Wiley, 2017. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 1630260215

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 17,06
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Goldberg, Dave
Editorial: Wiley
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Wiley. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1630260215 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería SWATI2122346239

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 25,60
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Goldberg, Dave
Editorial: Turner Pub Co (2010)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Turner Pub Co, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 296 pages. 10.00x7.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería x-1630260215

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,72
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 16,49
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Goldberg, Dave
Editorial: Wiley
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Wiley. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1630260215 Special order direct from the distributor. Nº de ref. de la librería ING9781630260217

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,06
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 25,61
De Canada a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Goldberg, Dave, Blomquist, Jeff
Editorial: Wiley (2017)
ISBN 10: 1630260215 ISBN 13: 9781630260217
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Wiley, 2017. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería P111630260215

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 17,06
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda