We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe, by Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson

Synopsis: Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe.

Humanity’s understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don’t know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, including:

* Why does the universe have a speed limit?
* Why aren’t we all made of antimatter?
* What (or who) is attacking Earth with tiny, superfast particles?
* What is dark matter, and why does it keep ignoring us?

It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don’t make any sense. But Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can’t answer are as interesting as the ones we can.

This fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that’s still ours to explore.

Published: May 2017 | ISBN: 978-0735211520

Jorge’s Homepage: https://jorgecham.com
Jorge’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jorgecham

Mini-bio: Daniel Whiteson is professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine. – Aeon
Daniel’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielWhiteson

Space.com Interviews Authors

Publishers Weekly Book Review
Chemistry World Book Review
Kirkus Reviews Book Review

Amazon Associates (SBAD gets a % of sales from books sold via these links, to help us do more work for science books)

Paperback Edition: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Audible Edition: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Kindle Edition: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Advertisements

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.