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Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales of Pure Genius and Mad Science

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales of Pure Genius and Mad Science (Paperback)

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Jennifer Ouellette skillfully blends science and popular culture to shed vibrant new light upon some of the most revolutionary scientific inventions in the history of mankind. Addams Family Values illustrate Newton's laws, Back to the Future demonstrates the finer points of special relativity, and Jeannette Winterson's novel Gut Symmetries provides an elegant metaphorical framework for string theory. By combining colourful historical details with literature, art,and music, this book proves that physics is not arcane or even very scary, but is instead an exciting and profoundly human endeavour-and a fundamental part of our everyday world.

Science & MathematicsPhysicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of scienceScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 19/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9781851684991  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jennifer Ouellette is a former English major and self-confessed `physics phobe'. She is associate editor of APS News, the monthly publication of The American Physical Society, and has written on topics as varied as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience. Visit her Cocktail Party Physics blog at www.twistedphysics.typepad.com

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