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How to speak science : gravity, relativity, and other ideas that were crazy until proven brilliant

Author: Bruce Benamran
Publisher: London : Virgin Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do magnets work? What is the theory of relativity all about? Is light made of waves or particles? And how on earth can a levitating goat teach us about atomic structure? In this age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, supercomputers and other cutting-edge technology, we?ve lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age. For Bruce Benamren, science  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Benamran
ISBN: 9780753548806 0753548801
OCLC Number: 1066698101
Notes: Originally published in French as: Prenez le temps d'e-penser. Paris : Hachette Livre, 2016.
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Matter --
Light --
Electromagnetism --
The solar system --
Classical mechanics --
Life --
Thermodynamics --
Special relativity --
General relativity.
Other Titles: Prenez le temps d'e-penser.
Responsibility: Bruce Benamran ; translated by Stephanie Delozier Strobel.

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