類別:/人文科普.
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Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity
宇宙的尺度:從無窮大到無窮小 (簡體中文版書名)
版本: 精裝192頁  2012 年 11 月 13 日  Walker Books出版
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內容介紹

「科學與藝術擁有共同的使命—以前所未有的角度觀察,從平凡的事物中發現驚喜。」—霍華德·布盧姆,美國作家

 

透過“無形”的物理量發現看不見的宇宙。原子有多小、銀河有多大?十億分之一秒有多短、十億年有多久?氦的凝固點是多少、核爆會釋放多少熱量?帶你理解超越人類感知和“反直覺”的世界。

 

對我們周圍無形世界的驚人指南。

 

我們怎樣才能瞭解原子有多小或銀河系有多大?我們如何才能瞭解十億分之一秒的短暫和十億年的久長,地球到木星有多遠的距離,氦的凝固點是多少以及原子彈爆炸會釋放出多少熱量?本書將通過探索我們熟悉的日常生活領域來説明你認識這些問題的答案,並會讓你瞠目結舌,極大地刺激你的想像力。

 

這本書用非凡的趣味和洞察力,引領我們重新審視了我們周圍世界的6種譜系:數字(Numbers)、尺寸(Size)、光(Light)、聲(Sound)、溫度(Heat)和時間(Time)。書中充滿了天馬行空的對比、驚人的事實、發人深思的引言、冷知識。《宇宙的尺度》為我們提供了更多看待世界的維度,讓我們能夠用更豐富、更多層次的視角欣賞這個我們身處其中的、離奇又美麗的世界。

作者介紹

大衛•布拉特納(David Blatner)以電子出版主題講座和多部獲獎科普書籍蜚聲國際,包括《神奇的π》(The Joy of Pi)和《飛行之書》(The Flying Book)。他的作品在全球已被譯為14種語言,銷量超百萬冊。他和妻子及兩個兒子生活在華盛頓州西雅圖郊外。

書評

“Leavened with wit and colorful anecdotes, each section reveals a wealth of astonishing and quirky details about the world around us….Complete with illustrative charts, photos, and pithy quotes from celebrities as diverse as George Carlin and Max Planck, Blatner's work is one of those rare nonfiction gems that make learning about science eyeopening and fun.” ―Booklist

 

“I found myself charmed and, yes, even amazed by some of Mr. Blatner's examples.” ―Peter Pesic, The Wall Street Journal

 

“I love this book! The writing and imagery are beautiful, as is the layout. Blatner is a witty and awesome tour guide to areas beyond our perceptual horizon, from speeds at which hummingbirds fly, to cell phone ring tones too high for adults to hear, to mountains taller than Everest but which begin underwater. This is an indispensable manual if we want to grok--deeply understand--our world.” ―Robert P. Crease, Professor of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, and author of World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

 

“This thoroughly researched book will engage all readers, from curious twelve-year olds to every adult who delights in learning something new. Blatner stretches our imaginations inward toward the infinitesimal and outward toward the infinite--with lots of engaging examples, comparisons, and metaphors. Read it with wonder and awe!” ―Nils Nilsson, Stanford University Kumagai Professor of Engineering (Emeritus), Department of Computer Science

 

“Spectrums is an eye-opening perspective shift that inspires a richer appreciation of the world around us. The scientist and the faithful will both find awe in these pages. ” ―Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution