Hey folks! The blurbs for the back cover of the book are in. Curious what smart people are saying? Well, here’s what:
What a delightful book! It pulls no punches-or punch lines-in explaining all the fun topics in physics and cosmology. From quarks to quasars, from electrons to extraterrestrials-it’s all here. Whether you are interested in how to build a time machine or a transporter, or would like to know why curiosity killed Schrödinger’s Cat, you will find clear and memorably illustrated explanations. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the recent exciting developments in physics and astronomy.
–J. Richard Gott, Professor of Astrophysics, Princeton University, and
author of Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe
I wish I’d had Goldberg and Blomquist as my physics teachers. Strangelets that grow until they strangle the world! Instructions for building an awesome teleportation device, and then transforming it into a super-awesome time machine! Speculations on the odds against our own existence! (And even deeper speculations on being in two places at once!) I’m going to recommend this book to my students, who are science journalists–and to any and all readers who want to have more fun in the universe.
— Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch
Wow! Makes you think that this is just the sort of book that would make a great late President’s day gift! Of course, don’t delay. You can order today!.