In We Have No Idea, Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. Mostly it's about particle physics, astronomy, and related topics. It was brilliantly adapted, too. He first started drawing PhD Comics as a graduate student at Stanford University, and has since been syndicated in several university newspapers and in three published book collections. So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Mostly it's about particle physics, astronomy, and related topics. Are the quarks and leptons actually elemental? 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. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of.
That book was about the known universe and the scientists behind it. The pair who wrote this book, a comedian and a scientist, do an excellent job of keeping one's interest. Some help explain things a bit but most are a waste of space. They don't give us many answers at all, but they do ask a fascinating string of questions that are revelatory in their unanswerability. What is the origen of cosmic rays? But it takes deep understanding, a talent for writing and a heaping portion of wisdom to be able to simultaneously explain your topic in small words, maintain a witty pace, and wink at the wonderful hubris of the human race at the same time. Fun to consume, made with love, and secretly filled with vegetables.
He also explores the guilt and the myths associated with procrastination and argues that in many cases it is actually a good thing. I would recommend this book to readers with an existing basic knowledge of physics and science with a motiv This book explains the deepest darkest secrets of our universe. Are there more than three dimensions? Why inflation and what drives it. The book is trippy at times, but so are some of the bizarre ramifications of contemporary physics. 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. That is not a complaint, but it is a fact.
About how the more answers we have, the more questions crop up This review and others can be found on. This was a truly excellent read. Ultimately, this was interesting but not illuminating. When the authors really buckled down and didn't explain things with humor, I paid so much attention to it. If you have any interest in how the universe works on both a small and grand scale, this is the book for you.
But I do love the way they introduce the vocabulary and basic concepts of physics in an extraordinarily effective way. It brought some of those aspects into it with sound effects. The science here is easy to understand all anecdotal, no math but I could have done without the unending puns and quips especially annoying when 95% of 129 footnotes are distractingly lame jokes; I would have skipped them all if it weren't for the 5% that were relevant. There were times that I smiled or snorted about something that they said. Emphasis throughout the book are on questions science has no anwser for. Four weeks later last Friday , I had to return the book because another library patron had requested it. As for the content, it was super interesting.
Това е книга за нещата, които не знаем. But most of all, this book was fun. 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. When I went to high school, there was a whole gang of subatomic particles that seem to have become irrelevant: We now know that everything we observe is made up of only electrons, up quarks, and down quarks; and while there are nine other subatomic particles, they're weird and we don't know what they do. Cons: the constant barrage of groanworthy puns, dad jokes and tongue-in-cheek footnotes starts grating by the third chapter at the latest and it never, ever ceases.
What happened before the big bang. But, the humor distracted me. 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. Ever try to read a book written by Roger Penrose? The authors of this repeatedly emphasized that we know, about, 5% of the universe. How big is the universe? Are we alone in the cosmos? So, as I said, this book is meant to be humorous. No, the message of this book is there is so much we don't understand.
But as far as books that make you feel smarter because physics and science and stuff, We Have No Idea is still pretty enjoyable if you can learn to skim past every other joke. It's a fun romp through some of the wilder aspects of physics, though if you've got a fairly high level of understanding to start with then this book might feel like something of a review. Това е книга за нещата, които не знаем. And if, like me, you have no idea about physics, the topics this book deals with are explained in a very casual and easy to understand manner. It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense. As much as I liked these coincidences, the authors are careful to caution us away from finding anthropocentric significance in them I seem to remember Stephen Hawking once saying that it's not that the universe was created specifically for human life, but that the universe, made randomly as it was, could only have created life that could survive in its uniquely random conditions.
Entertaining mix of text and toons. It's too much and too tame to the point where it frequently detracts from the genuinely interesting stuff being discussed. A few truly accomplished people can explain their subject in small words. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. And any time there is a list of concepts or examples, you can be 100% sure that the fourth one presented will be some joke about the funny animal or concept that they have chosen for that chapter. Highly recommended, even for seniors and inquisitive teens. When I research something in this book, I find myself getting more curious by the minute, and it takes me a long time to get back to the book.
However, this book is about what we don't know. A truly fun, delightful read! And the attempts at being funny in this book are disastrous. This book explains the deepest darkest secrets of our universe. Yes, it points out that we really don't have most of the answers, but it clearly communicates what we think we know. These jokes weren't generally funny, didn't help clarify the material, and simply added length. If you like your science sprinkled with heaps of sarcastic, far-out, weird humor, it is the perfect book. This book reminds me of grandma's chocolate cupcakes.