How Everything Moves : From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees

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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space thirty-five times faster than the speed of sound.

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an entertaining style and a gift for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.

For readers who love to get smarter without realizing it, ZOOM bursts with science writing at its best.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316217408
Branch Call Number: 531.11 B456z 2014
Characteristics: viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Mar 17, 2015

Filled with fascinating facts. Depending on your personality type you will be the life of the party or the one everybody tries to avoid.

KCLSRecommends Aug 07, 2014

Entertaining and accessible, this is science writing at its best. This is how the author describes the constant movement of everything in the universe .."we are embedded in a magical matrix of continuous motion" For anyone interested in the physics of the world we live in.


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