Fundamentals by Frank Wilczek audiobook

Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality

By Frank Wilczek
Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins  and Frank Wilczek

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One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.' *This audiobook includes a PDF of tables from the book.

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One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.' *This audiobook includes a PDF of tables from the book.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wilczek…writes with breathtaking economy and clarity about the forces that shape our physical world.” New York Times Book Review
“Not only an exceptional piece of science communication but also a deeply humanistic book.” Physics World
“He conveys technicalities with a rare combination of accuracy and accessibility.” Science News
“No calculus required; this is not Physics 101. Instead, Wilczek talks about modern physics and cosmology from a more broad-brush and philosophical perspective.” Washington Post
“A lucid and riveting narrative.” Scientific American
“Wilczek’s prose pulses with enthusiasm for its subject.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Frank Wilczek

Author Bio: Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for work that he did as a twenty-one-year-old graduate student. His 1989 book, Longing for the Harmonies, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His work has been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and The Norton Anthology of Light Verse. He is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founding director of the T. D. Lee Institute and chief scientist at the Wilczek Quantum Center in Shanghai, China, and a distinguished professor at Arizona State University and Stockholm University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English