What do fireworks, love and butterflies have in common? How do muscles work?
How do colours appear? Why can we see the stars? Why is music beautiful? What do feelings and dreams tell us about physics? Can we read thoughts? Which problems in physics are still open?
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This colour pdf guarantees to be entertaining, surprising and challenging on every page. With little mathematics, starting from observations of everyday life - especially about animals, flowers and the human body - the text presents the best stories, colour photographs, and movies. If you are between the age of 16 and 106, you will enjoy it.
The colour pdf tells about animals and sport (mechanics and heat), about the sky at night (relatvity and the structure of the universe), about lightning, nerves and the brain (electricity, light, language and truth), and about colours, pleasure and the stars (basic and advanced quantum physics). If you are interested, a separate volume tells about the search for a final, unified theory of physics. Enjoy!
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