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Publisher's Summary

Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. 

Using a bold approach, The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. 

Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. 

If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.

©2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2020 DK Audio

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Food for the intellectual-mind

Point form, interesting, informative and well read. This is an inspiring read that doesn’t waste time on the political maneuvering of the subjects but rather digs deep into the heart of the point raised, very well done.

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  • Juancito Monegro
  • 2021-04-30

Dense but Informative

I would suggest getting the physical book to accompany the audio, as there’s a significant amount of data you may want to dive deeper. Having the book on hand allows for notes on the data, rather than pausing and replaying the media. Ultimately good “fruit for thought.”

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  • Staubatn
  • 2022-04-23

The world make so much more sense!

I love how this audio book book is sectioned into quick easy clips averaging 10 minutes each. As the description states it puts all discoveries in chronological order and explains the when, who, what, why, where, & how. I finally know why we call it electricity and use an amp for measurement! This book is dense so I’ve restarted it 3 times to get what I missed on the last listen. I’m hooked on this entire series. Once I’ve absorbed all of this one I’ll move on to the other books in this series! I’ve already sent links to this series to friends, family, and coworkers! I recommend it to you too:)

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  • Joaquim Pacer
  • 2022-03-28

Excellent book on history of physics

This book goes through the history of physics and many, many people who contributed to what we have today. Terrific book!

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  • mark
  • 2021-12-04

Too much repeat

Good content but could be covered in half the time, each topic is covered then covered again, once in general and once in more detail which I found hard to follow