We Have No Idea

We Have No Idea

A Guide to the Unknown Universe

eBook - 2017
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Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science. In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.This entertaining illustrated science primer is the perfect book for anyone who's curious about all the big questions physicists are still trying to answer.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780735211537
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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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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