The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion by Carroll, Sean
Sean Carroll

The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion -- Sean Carroll

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A porthole into another world.
--Scientific American

The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of modern science. Sean Carroll, with his genius for making complex notions entertaining, presents in his uniquely lucid voice the fundamental ideas informing the modern physics of reality.

Physics offers deep insights into the workings of the universe but those insights come in the form of equations that often look like gobbledygook. Sean Carroll shows that they are really like meaningful poems that can help us fly over sierras to discover a miraculous multidimensional landscape alive with radiant giants, warped space-time, and bewilderingly powerful forces. High school calculus is itself a centuries-old marvel as worthy of our gaze as the Mona Lisa. And it may come as a surprise the extent to which all our most cutting-edge ideas about black holes are built on the math calculus enables.

No one else could so smoothly guide readers toward grasping the very equation Einstein used to describe his theory of general relativity. In the tradition of the legendary Richard Feynman lectures presented sixty years ago, this book is an inspiring, dazzling introduction to a way of seeing that will resonate across cultural and generational boundaries for many years to come.

Author: Sean Carroll
Publisher: Dutton
Published: 09/20/2022
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780593186589

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2022 pg. 18
Publishers Weekly 06/27/2022
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2022
Booklist 09/01/2022 pg. 16