The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It by Scott Bembenek

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Read The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It Online Free - Energy, Entropy, Atoms, and Quantum Mechanics form the very foundation of our universe. But how do they govern the world we live in? What was the difficult path to their discovery? Who were the key players that struggled to shape our current understanding?

The Cosmic Machine​ takes you from the earliest scientific inquiries in human history on an exciting journey in search of the answers to these questions. In telling this fascinating story of science, the reader is masterfully guided through the wonderment of how scientific discoveries (and the key players of those discoveries) shaped the world as we know it today.

With its unique blend of science, history, and biographies, The Cosmic Machine​ provides an easily accessible account without sacrificing the actual science itself. Not only will this book engage, enlighten, and entertain you, it will inspire your passion and curiosity for the world around us.

Title : The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It
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ISBN : 0997934107
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 358 pages


Max rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2017

This review is based on an advance reader copy provided by the author. Bembenek’s goal is to make learning physics interesting for the non-scientist. In this he largely succeeds with a proviso. This is not a light read. It is for the lay reader with a deep interest in physics. The difficulty is no...

Hirdesh rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2017

More than 5 shining stars. Just Awesome ! ! ! Review to come.

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2017

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a well written overview of several fundamental chemistry and physics topics, conveniently organized into bite sized chunks within four major categories: energy, entropy, atoms, and quantum mechanics. At first, I found myself wondering who...

Mbogo rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2017

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This presents a challenge in writing the review, you do not want to be that sycophant who gives a false glowing review neither do you want to be that jerk who thinks that a negative review is more 'honest.' That aside, a good...

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2017

Sometimes very difficult to follow, for example with quantum mechanics, but some really interesting physics here. Full review:

Deepak rated it ★★★★★

March 11, 2017

4.5 stars actually. First of all my thanks to Scott for sharing the review copy with me. A very good book for all popular science book lovers. There are not many books which deal with energy,entropy and thermodynamics written for ordinary public. Book is written in a very simple language but subje...

Eric rated it ★★★★★

April 27, 2017

In attempting to make science available to everyone the chemical physicist Scott Bembenek thoroughly covers the history of physics for the lay person. While many physics books can be loaded with jargon and beyond the grasp of the non-physicist, "The Cosmic Machine" adeptly and deftly explains the...

Sam rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

The author kindly sent me a preview copy of this and I am so glad to have had the chance to read it. Having done A level physics and been constantly intrigued by the discoveries of the subject but frequently confused by the whole thing I was hoping that this would bring a bit of sense to it all....

Mark rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

Thoroughly engaging. I particularly enjoyed the section on entropy; he did a great job making accessible a very difficult concept. And it's refreshing to learn some of the real stories behind these real people.

Sergey rated it ★★★★★

March 10, 2017

I got a review copy of this book directly from the author. Although I’m more or less familiar with most physical concepts covered in this book, it was very interesting to read a consistent and almost mathematics-free explanation of the most fundamental conceptions that form the basis the modern p...

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