Zoom by Bob Berman audiobook

Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

By Bob Berman
Read by Dan Woren

Little, Brown & Company 9780316217408
9.70 Hours 1
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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move. If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space thirty-five times faster than the speed of sound. Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an entertaining style and a gift for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone. For readers who love to get smarter without realizing it, ZOOM bursts with science writing at its best.

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Summary

Summary

From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space thirty-five times faster than the speed of sound.

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an entertaining style and a gift for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how clouds stay aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a home run's flight, and why a mosquito's familiar whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.

For readers who love to get smarter without realizing it, ZOOM bursts with science writing at its best.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This light-hearted expedition combines impeccably sound science with a caustic sense of humor…both enlightening and entertaining…A thoroughly enjoyable and educational journey.” Post and Courier
“An engagingly quirky popular treatment of the ongoing debate about the nature of space and time in the universe and our place as both observers and participants.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Bob Berman

Author Bio: Bob Berman

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English