How to Speak Science

Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant

By Bruce Benamran

Foreword by Michael Stevens

A math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years

As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that make today’s cutting–edge technologies possible.

Wanting everyone to be able to “speak” science, YouTube science guru Bruce Benamran explains–as accessibly and wittily as in his acclaimed videos–the fundamental ideas of the physical world: matter, life, the solar system, light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, and much more.

Along the way, Benamran guides us through the wildest hypotheses and most ingenious ideas of Galileo, Newton, Curie, Einstein, and science’s other greatest minds, reminding us that while they weren’t always exactly right, they were always curious. How to Speak Science acquaints us not only with what scientists know, but how they think, so that each of us can reason like a physicist–and appreciate the world in all its beautiful chaos.

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Bruce Benamran

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Review quotes
“This is the book for the wannabe science nerd, an omnibus of scientific principles explained in a chatty style that makes difficult concepts relatively easy to understand.”—The Toronto Star
Product Details
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Number of pages
336
Publication date
September 04, 2018
ISBN
9781615194032