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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

Popular Science

Series: Sterling Milestones

By: Clifford A Pickover (Author)

528 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2011 | #200520 | ISBN-13: 9781402778612
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $24/€22 approx

About this book

Professor Brian Cox's BBC programmes have helped make physics a very popular topic. Following the hugely successful The Math Book, this is a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle and Maxwell's demon, this book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection. Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details.

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Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. His research has received considerable attention from such media outlets as CNN, the Discovery Channel, The New York Times and WIRED. His website,, has received millions of visits.

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