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For the Love of Physics (Paperback)

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FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Walter Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun. Now Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world around us.

Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, or what the big bang would have sounded like, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. ?For me,? Lewin writes, ?physics is a way of seeing?the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute?as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole.? His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

Number of Pages: 302
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology, Educators
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Free Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2012
TCIN: 13871030
UPC: 9781451607130
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-8564
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overall: 2 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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OK if nothing else is available. It will put you to sleep.

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2 out of 5 stars
Art Carson 1 year ago
Nice bedtime read but gets too personally mushy at times. I don't want my physics mixed with politics either. Get past the bunk and enjoy the factual stuff.
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