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In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn why relativity and quantum theory revolutionized our world and led to the most important ideas in modern science, maybe of all time. In the three-bookThe Story of Scienceseries, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.
Author of the prize-winning series A History of US, Joy Hakim is the recipient of the James Michener Award in Writing and the Gold and Silver Parents' Choice Awards in Writing.
Table of Contents
Introduction: About Quarks, Red Giants, and Why This Book Got Written
A Boy with Something on His Mind
Time on Replay
Electrifying Thoughts and Magnetic Reasoning
Feature: Three Charged Americans
The M. and M.'s of Science
Feature: If You Want Something, Go for It!
Invisible Bits of Electricity
Feature: Charging on-to e
Smaller than Atoms? Subatomic? Is This a Joke?
Seeing the (Photon) Light
Feature: Blue Skies Smiling at Us
Getting the Picture Right
Feature: Atoms Go from Weight to Number (Periodic Table)
Feature: In the Elemental Grocery Store
Still Shooting Alpha Particles
Bohr Taking Quantum Leaps
An American Tracks Photons; a Frenchman Nails Matter
What's Uncertain? Everything, Says Heisenberg
A Cat, Quarks, and Other Quantum Critters
Feature: Up and Atom: A Review of Atomic Theory Basics
Chemistry, Charisma, and Peace
Feature: What's in a Bond?
Energy Equals Mass Times the Square of the Speed of Light or E=mc[superscript 2]
On the Way to War (a List of Happenings)
The Fission Vision
Manhattan on a Mesa
Quantum Electrodynamics? Surely You're Joking
Those Relatives: Galileo and Albert
Relativity: It's About Time
Feature: Light Does Its Own Thing
An Event? To a Physicist It's Not a Party
Feature: Math Matters: Euclidean and Non
A Man in a Red Hat
The Paradox of the Twins
Warps in Spacetime
Does It Change? Or Is It Changeless?
An Expanding Universe
A Luminous Indian
Explosive? And How!
Singular Black Holes
Feature: May the Interaction Be with You
A Singular Bang with a Background
Inflation? This Chapter Is Not About Economics!
Feature: Toe Be or Not Toe Be
Entanglement? Locality? Are We Talking Science?
Feature: Experts on the Dark Side
A Surprising Information00389Universe
Is Anyone Out There?
This Is the Last Chapter, but It's Not the End
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