Seeing Physics: 2,600 Years from Thales to Higgs

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Seeing Physics: 2,600 Years from Thales to Higgs

Author Don Lemons

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256 pages
204 x 135mm
Published Feb 2018
ISBN 9780233005386
Book Summary

Seeing Physics uses drawings to help explain 51 key ideas of physics in an accessible and engaging way. Arranged chronologically, it begins with Thales' discovery of triangulation, taking in Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Newton's cradle before explaining the hydrogen atom, general relativity, Higgs Boson and other important discoveries of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each discovery is placed in its historical context, revealing the controversies that once threatened the advance of modern science.


"packed with colourful descriptions, anecdotes, and contextual background" - American Journal of Physics

'A short book that says much in a few well-chosen words' - American Journal of Physics

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