We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham

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PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science.

In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). 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. With equal doses of humor and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.
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."

Title : We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
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ISBN : 0735211515
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Tsedai rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

If you like your physics with a side of dad-joke level puns, then this is totally the book for you. It's a fun romp through some of the wilder aspects of physics, though if you've got a fairly high level of understanding to start with then this book might feel like something of a review. For thos...

Anna rated it ★★★★☆

August 18, 2017

A very lighthearted approach to some heavy questions and it's certainly solves none of them. I enjoyed the weird jokes and the fool proof examples make it a bit easier to understand the complicated science underneath. A good book to start your science quest with!

Caidyn (BW Book Reviews) rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 12, 2017

This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 2.5/5 The reason I picked this book up was because it reminded me of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. That book was about the known universe and the scientists behind it. Literally, chock full of hilarious anecdotes about t...

Peter rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

covers topics in physics and cosmology where we have a profound ignorance of what is going on. Right now we can't answer questions like what is the stuff that makes up 95% of the universe, Why do we have charmed, Strange, top and bottom quarks which don't seem to have any purpose as far as we (or...

Jani-Petri rated it ★★★☆☆

May 27, 2017

Pretty good popular science Worth reading. Maybe too much focus on cosmology for my taste, but we can not have everything. 3 more words needed because of this stupid app.

Travis rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

Daniel and Jorge signed a pre release copy for me, and I'm a very excited to have read it! Very funny, as expected from the creators of PhD comics. Gives a great impression of the scope of our universe and just how much we don't understand. I recommend it for anyone to read!

Charlene rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2017

Entertaining mix of text and toons. This is a great book for younger readers and those intrigued by physics but nervous or intimidated by the possibility of complicated explanations. There's no math here, but there are lots of interesting ideas--with good, vivid examples--and plenty of pop cultur...

Jamie rated it ★★★★☆

July 19, 2017

Jorge Cham is a smart guy and the creator of the PHD webcomic, which pokes gentle fun at scientists and grad students. Daniel Whiteson is another smart guy --a partical phycisist at UC Irvine. Together they wrote this book about all the stuff in the universe that smart guys like them have no idea...

Dena rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

You can't be sure what you do know, unless you know what you don't know. That is where this book is valuable to those interested in understanding the physical world. I love the title. One of my pet hates, is all the people who insist that they undestand how the universe works. My interest in theore...

Edward rated it ★★★★☆

August 15, 2017

You'll no the score about this book just by looking at the title. Personally I find these books well worth trying as they make a good job of trying to explain things in a way that gives the average person an inkling into a subject that by its nature is in the realm of the academic. For the rest o...

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