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Zoom

From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $14.99 CAD

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $14.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around June 24, 2014. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Jun 24, 2014

Page Count

336 Pages

ISBN-13

9780316217422

Description

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 thirty-five 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 entertaining style and a gift 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.

For readers who love to get smarter without realizing it, Zoom bursts with science writing at its best.

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Praise

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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