The Handy Physics Answer Book, 2nd edition
[D]istills complicated physics concepts into bite-size explanations in question-and-answer format. The text is clear and easy to understand.ARBA
The author does a good job explaining technical concepts simply. Answers are in plain nontechnical English, and formulas and jargon are kept to a minimum. This second edition will find its place with other popular physics books.Booklist
The Handy Physics Answer Book is geared toward the general audience but still of value to the scholar. Recommended.Christian Library Journal
It is often not only convenient, but necessary, to have at hand a reference guide to answer basic questions regarding physics. This book does that and more. This is great book for anyone.National Science Teachers Association
Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand.Completely updated to tackle the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse.
For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus.
- ISBN: 9781578593057
- PDF ISBN: 9781578593552
- Kindle ISBN: 9781578593569
- ePUB ISBN: 9781578593576
- Published 2011
- 432 pages
- 100 photos and illustrations
- 7.25" x 9.25" paperback
- $21.95 ($24.95 Can.)
- Physics and Science
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