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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 (Paperback)

By Sen, Paul

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'Hugely readable and entertaining' JIM AL-KHALILI 'an accessible and crystal-clear portrait of this discipline's breadth, largely told through its history' PHIL BALL, PHYSICS WORLD Einstein's Fridge tells the story of how scientists uncovered the least known and yet most conseque...ntial of all the sciences, and learned to harness the power of heat and ice. 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. Their discoveries, set over two hundred years, kick-started the industrial revolution, changed the course of world wars and informed modern understanding of black holes. This book captures the thrill of discovery and the power of revolutionary science to change the world forever.
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ISBN 9780008262839
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008262839
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Sen, Paul
Category Social & Cultural History
History Of Science
Popular Science
Physics: Thermodynamics
Inventions & Inventors
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 536.7
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Thermodynamics
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade