Fear of Physics

ISBN-10: 0465002188
ISBN-13: 9780465002184
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A lively and informative look at physics and how physicists think."A splendid book for those who...want to tour the forefront of theoretical physics with a lively and inventive mind." "--Washington Post Book World" " "Fear of Physics" is perhaps the first major work to successfully convey how physicists think. It's fun to follow along." "--Christian Science Monitor" "Readable, amusing, and wise. Krauss tells how a good scientist thinks about nature."--Robert K. Adair, author of "The Physics of Baseball"

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist. Krauss is professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the only physicist to have received awards from all three major U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics. Lawrence Krauss received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Carleton University and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT. Krauss taught at Yale University and was Chairman of the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University. Krauss is the author of several bestselling books, including The Fifth Essence (1991), Fear of Physics (1994), The Physics of Star Trek (1995), Beyond Star Trek (1997), Quintessence (2001), Atom (2002), Hiding in the Mirror (2005), Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (2010), and A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (2012).

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