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THE PHYSICS OF EVERYDAY THINGS The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day

by | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

You may think you're just turning on a coffeemaker, inserting your credit card, dialing up a website, or submitting to an airport scan, but, according to author James Kakalios, what you're really doing is unleashing, displacing, or converting energy according to principles of physics. Who knew, for example, that Einstein's theory of relativity is applied every time you use your GPS device or that a modern cable elevator will not crash even if all the cables are cut. Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross manages to combine storytelling skills with the strengths of a science lecturer, making this audiobook accessible to most listeners. However, just as it was in high school physics class, some people will quickly grasp the basic concepts while others will require more time to digest the many theorems and processes--so prepare to hit the rewind button. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2017]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2017

DD ISBN 9781524780166 $15.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

DD ISBN 9781524780173 $47.50

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