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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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...
July 15, 2017
More than 5 shining stars.
Just Awesome ! ! !
Review to come.
January 24, 2018
An enjoyable and educational read of the history of physics.
Scott takes you through the history by telling the story with great detail, involving both the historical characters and their scientific brilliance. This is written with a scientifically evolving pattern, so as you read on, you can see...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.
February 15, 2018
Very good intro the history and development of key physics concepts, Energy, Entropy, Atoms, and Quantum Mechanics. It starts on the ground floor but gets the reader into details of these ideas. Also goes a little into the natural philosophers and physicists who put together our picture of the wo...