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How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees
By Bob Berman (Hardcover Book, 2014)
From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space 35 times faster than the speed of sound.

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an informative and entertaining style and a knack for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $27.00 US/$30.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316217408

    • On Sale Date: 06/24/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space 35 times faster than the speed of sound.

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an informative and entertaining style and a knack for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.

Bob Berman is one of America's top science writers. For many years, he wrote the popular "Night Watchman" column for Discover magazine. He is currently a columnist for Astronomy magazine and a host on NPR's Northeast Public Radio, and he is the science editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac. He lives in Willow, NY.
  • PRAISE FOR THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT

    "Bob Berman's The Sun's Heartbeat glitters and skips with the joy and excitement of science at its best. He explains things I always wondered about without diminishing the star-gazer's sense of awe." -- Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt and Cod

  • "A good read....light-hearted....[and] fun...Above all, the author's enthusiasm for science shines through." -- Wall Street Journal

  • "A deeply enjoyable book...[Berman] comes across as the world's most enthusiastic science teacher....[who] writes 'everything about the sun is either amazing or useful.' It's hard not to enjoy a book when someone says that and does their cheerful best to back it up." -- Washington Post

  • "Berman directs your attention to our neighborhood ball of nuclear fire, telling its story with charm and wit....He makes a compelling case for putting on a wide-brimmed hat, stepping outside, and giving a second thought to the star that illuminates and powers our planet." -- Discover Magazine

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $27.00 US/$30.00 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316217408
  • On Sale Date: 06/24/2014
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