Ten Days in Physics that Shook the World: How Physicists Transformed Everyday Life
Brian Clegg (Author)
'[A]n engaging exploration, ending with interesting speculation on the nature of a future 11th day.' Peet Morris, Times Higher Education Developments in physics and physics-based engineering have led to some of the biggest transformations in the way we live out lives. Here, we journey back to ten separate days in history for a closer look at the breakthroughs that have shaped the modern world. From Isaac Newton's law of motion, to Michael Faraday's electrical field theory, as well as Maxwell's equations that make TV, radio and cellphones possible. Comprising perfectly pitched science writing enlivened with a wealth of fascinating biographical detail, this eye-opening book is a celebration of power of physicists to bring about far-reaching, life-transforming change.
About the Author
Brian Clegg's many books include Dice World and A Brief History of Infinity, both longlisted for the Royal Society ScienceBook Prize, and, most recently, What Do You Think You Are?, described by BBC Science Focus as 'a must-read'.
- Contributor: Brian Clegg
- Imprint: Icon Books
- ISBN13: 9781785788345
- Number of Pages: 208
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198x15mm
- Packaged Weight: 183
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Icon Books
- Release Date: 2022-04-07
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Brian Clegg's many books include Dice World and A Brief History of Infinity, both longlisted for the Royal Society ScienceBook Prize, and, most recently, What Do You Think You Are?, described by BBC Science Focus as 'a must-read'.