The Cosmological Milkshake : A Semi-serious Look At The Size Of Things

The Cosmological Milkshake : A Semi-serious Look At The Size Of Things

Book - 1993
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Rutgers University Press
the book is arranged in five broad categories: distance, mass, temperature, speed, and time. The 135 essays cover such topics as how high you can jump, how big a water droplet can get, how heavy is light, and when you should add cream to your coffee. These clever pieces, accompanied by humorous illustrations, are clearly written and easy to understand, with a minimum of mathematics.

Blackwell North Amer
Join Robert Ehrlich on a lighthearted romp through the universe and get an intellectually exhilarating introduction to modern physics as you go!
From the zany - How long a hot dog would you be? What kind of straws do they use in hell? How much hotter is the bottom of a waterfall than the top? When should you add cream to your coffee? On how big a planet could you hit a baseball into orbit?
To the serious - How close could you get to Ground Zero and survive? How long has it been since the last mass extinction? How old is life on earth? How big is the universe?
These bite-sized essays and cartoons entertain while they educate you about the sizes of stuff in the universe: how big, how small, how much, how far, how fast, how hot, how old - from the innards of atoms to the farthest quasars. If you ever wondered how fast you'd have to jump to survive in a falling elevator, The Cosmological Milkshake is the book for you!

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press 1993
ISBN: 9780813520452
Characteristics: 259p. : ill


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