The authors of this repeatedly emphasized that we know, about, 5% of the universe. Save over 20% Credits will not expire, so you can use them at any time! It brought some of those aspects into it with sound effects. But most of all, this book was fun. And although the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense, Cham and Whiteson make a case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can, and they invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. Are the quarks and leptons actually elemental? The humor is really pleasant and integrated very well into the actual scientific content of the book.
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. What makes this book so endearing is not just the physics and cosmology superbly explained; it contains a quality rarely found in books written by scientists - humility. However, this book is about what we don't know. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore -- there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. The book beguins saying that we only know the 5% of matter ,the rest 95% composed of dark matter and energy we almost have no idea. A truly fun, delightful read! As for the content, it was super interesting.
Sama zostałam ofiarą systemu, który po kilku fascynujących latach miłości do przedm Przez lata szkolne jesteśmy bombardowani wiedzą z różnych dziedzin. I highly recommend reading it in conjunction with The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu because a lot of the crazier topics have a fair bit of overlap. That was the problem with this book for me. However shouldn't you expect that from me? Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore -- there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. That was the problem with this book for me. . I could have done with fewer llamas, ferrets, and puns, but without straining my brain, I learned plenty.
This book is highly accessible whether you have prior familiarity with modern quantum and relativistic physics or not, and yet even if you are well-read in this area, the authors' fresh and honest presentation of the state of knowledge can still teach you something. I made it nearly to the end, but got tired of cringing. And it's hard to imagine a more enjoyable way to explore the unknown than by reading this book. No, the message of this book is there is so much we don't understand. 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. Traumatyczne doświadczenie z jakimś przedmiotem często sprawia, że do końca życia omijamy wszelkie publikacje w tej tematyce. As a science fiction writer, I picked up this book with an idea of figuring out where all the blank spots in our knowledge of the universe where.
Nevertheless, We have no idea is one of the most enjoyable popular science books I have ever read — I devoured it within a week. The authors break down very difficult concepts into easy-to-understand explanations, with loads of relevant examples. They're not trying to impress with their brilliance and they explain complex subjects with clarity. Skomplikowane definicje, wzory i wiedza, która przekazywana jest młodym ludziom w sposób poważny i mało zachęcający do poszukiwania odpowiedzi zadane przez podręczniki pytania. Fizyka jest pewnie największą zgrozą uczniów. Typically, I always sign myself up for books like that. We are living a golden age of science popularization with a lot of good books abot disparate subjects.
Together they wrote this book about all the stuff in the universe that smart guys like them have no idea bout. But I don't know, hence my two star rating. This book explains the deepest darkest secrets of our universe. For those who don't know physics at all, I'd worry that they might not be able to distinguish some of the punnier jokes, but I think most people should be able to parse it out. They bring a whimsical light touch to some very heavy topics, and the result is a sheer delight for the reader. But, I know that this book was highly visual and probably completely full of comics. 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.
And hence this book is different from many other books because instead of filling pages with half baked theories that may or may not stick, this book is upfront about what science just doesnt know, followed-up with some of the most promising explanations. The huge number of failed jokes, both in the illustrations and in the text itself, drag this book down like an anchor tied to a man who is swimming for his life. The authors of this repeatedly emphasized that we know, about, 5% of the universe. And the attempts at being funny in this book are disastrous. 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.
Abstract: Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. 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. 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. Ultimately, this was interesting but not illuminating. It was brilliantly adapted, too.
Това е книга за нещата, които не знаем. If there was humor, I just spaced out. What happened before the big bang. My favourite chapters were those on mass, gravity and time — concepts that seemed obvious to me but have reveal themselves to be mind-bendingly complex when examined close up. But, basically, the book's aim-point is people who know little about modern physics. How big is the universe? Abstract: Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. If you like your science sprinkled with heaps of sarcastic, far-out, weird humor, it is the perfect book.