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First You Build a Cloud : And Other Reflection on Physics as a Way of Life - 99 edition

First You Build a Cloud : And Other Reflection on Physics as a Way of Life (ISBN10: 0156006464; ISBN13: 9780156006460)
ISBN13: 978-0156006460
ISBN10: 0156006464

Summary: First You Build a Cloud does for physics what the bestselling The Universe and the Teacup did for math. For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to ...show moresee how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific minds. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Harvest Books
Published: 04/28/1999
International: No



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N. Y 1999 Soft Cover First Harvest Edition Fine Fine 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall. pp.231 with index. The author shows how the ideas of science can fold back and give us thousands of new ways to see our ...show moredaily world more richly. clean tight unread copy slight corner wear. ...show less
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Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. 1999 Paperback New 0156006464. FLAWLESS COPY, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED--clean and crisp, tight and bright pages, with no writing or markings to the text. --DESCRIPTION: For ma ...show moreny of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific minds as Richard Feynman, Victor Weisskopf, brothers Frank Oppenheimer and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Philip Morrison, Vera Kistiakowsky, and Stephen Jay Gould. ...show less
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