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This Book Will Blow Your Mind: Journeys at the Extremes of Science Kindle Edition
About the Author
Since 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over 5 million highly engaged readers around the world.
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- ASIN : B07BFDDRMR
- Publisher : John Murray (4 October 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 747 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 246 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #128,429 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
Yes it's true that you can buy a half-silvered mirror online, but it's not true that it splits a photon into two or that it can be used for an EPR experiment. For that you need a source of entangled pairs of photons. You can find much clearer and more accurate descriptions of EPR online than is presented in this book.
General Relativity does not require more than three spatial dimensions. "Einstein slipped in an additional space-like dimension [...] We don't perceive this dimension directly, but experience it as an acceleration..." Good grief, New Scientist.
"Extra dimensions [...] imply[...] a multiverse of distinct universes next to one another". No they don't.
There are not 1022 molecules in a litre of air, nor is the half-life of a proton known to be more than 1034 years (actually, the latter is true, but rather excessively so). Maybe this is just a problem in the Kindle version.
I did quite enjoy the non-physics chapters of the book, hence the two stars. Not sure I trust what I read, though.
I can't pretend to understand everything in this book but I'm finding it fascinating and, yes, mindblowing indeed.
Not only was i not interested in the peurile questions, but lost the will to live with some of the answers, which seemed to go in every direction other than sense and on, and on and on.
I enjoyed a lot of NS earlier books, but this is just a waste of time that you could more positively spend counting to a trillion, backwards and underwater.
Ps... In case you missed it, THIS BOOK IS AWFUL.