First You Build A Cloud

First You Build A Cloud

And Other Reflections on Physics as A Way of Life

Book - 1999
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Houghton
For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific minds as Richard Feynman, Victor Weisskopf, brothers Frank Oppenheimer and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Philip Morrison, Vera Kistiakowsky, and Stephen Jay Gould.


Baker & Taylor
An introduction to physics examines the theoretical principles developed by Galileo, Bohr, and Newton, and explains how the laws of physics pervade everyday human life

Harcourt Publishing
For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific minds as Richard Feynman, Victor Weisskopf, brothers Frank Oppenheimer and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Philip Morrison, Vera Kistiakowsky, and Stephen Jay Gould.


Baker
& Taylor

An introduction to the amazing world of physics examines the theoretical principles developed by Galileo, Bohr, Newton, and other notable physicists; traces the historical evolution of the science; and explains how the laws of physics pervade all facets of everyday human life. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace, c1999
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780156006460
0156006464
Branch Call Number: 530 COL
Characteristics: xiv, 231 p. : illus. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cole, K. C. Sympathetic vibrations

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