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First You Build A Cloud

By: Cole, K. C.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS: 1/2/2015

Seller ID: 9780156006460

ISBN: 0156006464

Condition: USED


For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific min... View more info

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Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

By: Cole, K.C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780156006569

ISBN: 0156006561

Condition: USED


Mathematics, that breathtaking invention of ours that reveals the tiniest particles of matter and takes us to the outermost reaches of the cosmos, is found by many people to be intimidating. In The Universe and the Teacup, K. C. Cole demystifies mathematics and shows us-with humor and wonderfully accessible stories-why math need not be frightening. Using the O. J. Simpson trial, the bell curve, and Emmy Noether, the nineteenth-century woman scientist whose work was essential for Einstein's theory of relativity, Cole helps us see that more than just being a tool, math is a key to understanding ... View more info