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Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sen, Paul

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A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution. Einstein's Fridge tells the story of how scientists uncove...red the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences. The laws of thermodynamics govern everything from the behaviour of atoms to that of living cells, from the engines that power our world to the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Not only that, but thermodynamics explains why we must eat and breathe, how the lights come on, and ultimately how the universe will end. The people who decoded its laws came from every branch of the sciences - they were engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, cosmologists and mathematicians. To tell their story is, for me, a way to comprehend and appreciate one of the greatest achievements of the human intellect.
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ISBN 9780008262808
Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008262808
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 1 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Sen, Paul
Category Social & Cultural History
History Of Science
Popular Science
Physics: Thermodynamics
Inventions & Inventors
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 536.7
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Thermodynamics
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade