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

By Bob Berman
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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"Berman has a knack for clearly explaining potentially difficult scientific concepts in layman-friendly terms and applying these concepts to natural phenomena with engaging anecdotes.... "Zoom" is an entertaining journey through a variety of scientific fields, accessible even to readers with light science knowledge." "Tobias Mutter, "Shelf Awareness"""
"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 Back Bay Books
Publish date 08/04/2015
Pages 352
ISBN-13 9780316217392
ISBN-10 0316217395
Language English

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