Ascensori, spazzolini elettrici e macchine del caffè, cellulari e carte di credito. Sono cose che usiamo quotidianamente e che diamo per scontate. Ma come funzionano? Raccontando un giorno qualsiasi della nostra vita, e tutti i marchingegni che ormai usiamo senza nemmeno farci caso, James Kakalios rende accessibile anche ai non addetti ai lavori il meraviglioso mondo della fisica. Come fa un frigorifero a raffreddarsi, un macchinario a raggi X a esplorare il nostro corpo, il tostapane a sparare in aria un toast, un Telepass ad alzare la sbarra di fronte alla nostra automobile? Per non parlare degli aerei o dei treni ad alta velocità. Evitando astrazioni e termini complicati, ancora una volta il professor Kakalios trasforma la scienza in un'entusiasmante avventura.
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I really loved James Kakalios’ The Physics of Superheroes , so I jumped at the chance to get his new book, The Physics of Everyday Things , when it became available on NetGalley. The Physics of Superheroes was such an engaging way to look at physics! I was intrigued by this new concept, the idea t Leggi tutto
I won this book in a goodreads drawing. This popular science book explains how all the things that make life so convenient in these times work. Lots of great science.
I couldn't get into this, although it seems like a neat idea. He puts us in a typical day & describes the physics behind each item that typically use. Since there was nothing new to me, I tried to keep the point of view that this was for my grandson or someone else that wanted to learn about the wor Leggi tutto
I had high hopes for this book because it is always fun to find out how things work. Unfortunately, the book did not live up to my hopes. I could tell just a few pages in that Kakalios assumes his readers have a basic knowledge of physics, such as having taken a high school class. He assumes readers Leggi tutto
Oh dear. I took everything difficult in school, even calculus. Except physics. Now I am glad I didn't. I'd hoped this book might fill in the gap in my education, but, frankly, I couldn't understand much of this book. It might be because I'm not a science-y person. It might be because I don't underst Leggi tutto
The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day by James Kakalios “The Physics of Everyday Things” is an average book that describes the science behind an ordinary day. Physics professor and bestselling author James Kakalios engages the curiosity of the reader by des Leggi tutto
This book was... not for me. The title and description lead me to believe this was going to be an approachable way to look at the science of our everyday lives. However, it ended up feeling like one of those videos they show you in school. They are educational, vanilla ice cream levels of boring, th Leggi tutto
Pro mě naprosté zklamání, vyhozené peníze. Nevím, kdo je cílové publikum. Myslel jsem, že bych našel námět na povídání s dětmi nebo přiblížil fyziku manželce, ale ani na jedno se to nehodí. Pokud fyzice alespoň trošku rozumíte, v podstatě nic zajímavého se nedozvíte. Pokud vám ze školy přišla nesroz Leggi tutto
I thought this was kind of interesting. I also thought it was very technical and rather dry. The author mostly just talks about how common, every-day devices work--the physics of it all. He discusses things like GPS devices, card readers, and toasters. A lot of it went over my head, though I did enj Leggi tutto
I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I was really torn about whether to give this book 2.5 stars or 3 stars. The episodic character of the explanations about scientific principles of things commonly found in seven different settings (Home, at the start of y Leggi tutto
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