We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

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Riverhead Books #ad - Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. 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, superfast particles?* what is dark matter, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, 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, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, and why does it keep ignoring us? It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense.

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. 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.

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe #ad - 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.

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

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Penguin Press #ad - 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. To this end, to show us the amazing world we will have, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, from space elevators to robotic construction, you know, from programmable matter to augmented reality, soonish.

Soonish is the perfect gift for science lovers for the holidays! 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. Kelly weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything #ad - New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. 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.

By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, how they would work, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, and what is standing in their way.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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John Murray Publishers Ltd 2724558226023 #ad - John murray publishers. His stickfigure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and neverbeforeanswered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.

His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, Munroe runs computer simulations, solves differential equations, how long would humanity last?In pursuit of answers, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, and consults with nuclear reactor operators.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions #ad - . What if?'' will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical. Read by wil wheatonfrom the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.

Com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic.

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

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Penguin Books #ad - Kelly weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. To this end, to show us the amazing world we will have, you know, from space elevators to robotic construction, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, from programmable matter to augmented reality, soonish.

Soonish is the perfect gift for science lovers for the holidays! John murray publishers. 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 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. 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.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything #ad - 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.

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

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - 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. John murray publishers. 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. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings, " which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity.

Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality #ad - In math with bad drawings, ben orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. 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.

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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Riverhead Books #ad - John murray publishers. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, converting it to a vapor, including dissolving it in the ocean, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, or launching it into the Sun.

It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. If you want some lightweight edification, you won't go wrong with How To. Cnet   “how to has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend.

Simone giertz the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, there's a right way, excessive, a fun-for-all holiday gift, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, and a way so monumentally complex, a wrong way, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it.

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems #ad - By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. How to is a guide to the third kind of approach. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. John murray publishers. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.

Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, 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, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, and consults with nuclear reactor operators.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions #ad - What if? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What if serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.

Millions of people visit xkcd. Com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic.

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

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

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Basic Books #ad - 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. John murray publishers.

. But almost everything about it, from the elements that forged stars, planets, and lifeforms, to the fundamental forces of physics, can be traced back to what happened in just the first three minutes of its life. 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. Basic Books AZ. These incredible discoveries all form the foundation for what we now understand as the "standard model" of the origin of the universe. In this book, nobel laureate Steven Weinberg describes in wonderful detail what happened in these first three minutes.

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe #ad - What if serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. 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.

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Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection

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Piled Higher & Deeper Pub #ad - Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A collection of the first five years of "piled higher and deeper, " the unique and popular comic strip about life or the lack thereof in graduate school, as it originally appeared in Stanford University's "The Stanford Daily Newspaper" and online at www. Phdcomics. Com "piled higher and deeper" the comic strip is currently published in several newspapers and online, where it is read by grad students from over 1000 universities and colleges in the US and from around the world.

What if serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Basic Books AZ. John murray publishers.

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

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MIT Press #ad - This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, general relativity, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, the hydrogen atom, and more. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries.

What if serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Readers of drawing physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, “Now I see, and now I understand. John murray publishers. More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality.

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. 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.

Drawing Physics MIT Press: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs The MIT Press #ad - Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. Drawings and short essays offer engaging and accessible explanations of key ideas in physics, from triangulation to relativity and beyond. Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity.

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