The Universe in Your Hand by Christophe Galfard

The Universe in Your Hand

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."—Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be WrongQuantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark ener...


Details The Universe in Your Hand

TitleThe Universe in Your Hand
ISBN9781250069535
Author
Release DateApr 19th, 2016
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Physics, Astronomy
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Reviews The Universe in Your Hand

  • Anna
    2017-10-16
    Ένα εκπληκτικό βιβλίο εκλαϊκευμένης φυσικής που θα το πρότεινα ανεπιφύλακτα ως δώρο για όποιον έφηβο γνωρίζετε που θα του άρεσε να ασχοληθεί με τη Φυσική!Ιδανικό επίσης για όσους θέλουν να μάθουν πέντε απλά πράγματα για τη σύγχρονη Φυσική!
  • Max
    2018-06-10
    Popular science books about physics seem to fall into three types. Some are dense digging directly into the hard science. While they have much to offer, they can be frustratingly difficult. Some are lightweight resorting to extended analogies and oversimplifications. They can create the illusion of understanding rather than genuine understanding. Others try for the middle ground. Too often these alternate between oversimplifications and detailed ...
  • Abigail
    2017-09-09
    Czytałam tę książkę powoli, po rozdziale raz na jakiś czas, nie pochłonęłam jej całej za jednym zamachem i przez to: a) nawet nie spostrzegłam się kiedy ją skończyłam i b) zapomniałam dodać jej do aktualnie czytanych na Goodreads.Jestem totalnym laikiem jeżeli chodzi o fizykę, kosmos i tego typu sprawy, więc kiedy usłyszałam o "Wszechświat w twojej dłoni" wiedziałam, że to będzie książka dla mnie.I faktycznie: jak bar...
  • P42
    2017-09-10
    RECENZJA FILMOWA - https://youtu.be/pzB1yKDT04QNajważniejsza rzecz - jest to książka o tzw. fizyce współczesnej, dodatkowo uzupełniona o najnowszą wiedzę. Żeby nie było, że nie ostrzegałem :D+ lekko fabularny wątek nadaje książce wyjątkowego uroku+ humor narratora+ przez większość lektury książka jest bardzo przystępna dla osób niezaznajomionych, ale ciekawych fizyki+ tylko jeden wzór w całej książce :D+ ale to napewno...
  • Carlos
    2017-09-28
    Wow this book kicked ass... It was so good, it is a perfect marriage between perfect narrative and interesting context while at the same time not letting anything out . If you are interested in physics, black holes, string theory and quantum science but feel intimidated to read about it, make this your introductory book because it will explain everything in layman terms and you'll have fun learning all the components that make up our known univer...
  • Javier Santaolalla
    2018-02-07
    "No estás solo en el universo. Y no estás solo en este viaje por el universo. Estás tumbado mirando el cielo en una playa cuando alguien te coge la mano. Te guía en una odisea alucinante hasta los agujeros negros, las galaxias más lejanas y el inicio mismo del cosmos ..."Es parte de la descripción de libro que aparece en la contraportada y la copio tal cual porque es muy descriptiva y fiel de lo que ocurre dentro de él.Allí te vas a encon...
  • Roxana
    2016-08-04
    This book has overwhelmed me so much! Such a brilliant description of modern astrophysics in a relatively accessible way. I can only say that I loved it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. 5/5.
  • Vishy
    2016-02-01
    One of my alltime favourite books on physics for the general reader. Written by Christophe Galfard, who was at one time Stephen Hawking's student, it covers in wonderfully accessible prose all the important events, theories, personalities and gives us a glimpse into what is in store for the future - stuff like Relativity, Quantum mechanics, Black Holes, Origin of the Universe, the birth and death of stars, the Big Bang Theory etc. Galfard's wonde...
  • Annina
    2018-02-14
    Was für ein Buch. Obwohl ich eine absolute Astrophysik-Laiin bin, verstand ich doch ein paar Abschnitte. Vieles ist zwar für mich immer noch absolut unvorstellbar, aber das liegt wohl mehr an mir als am Autor. Trotzdem war es faszinierend durch das Universum zu reisen. Ich werde es wohl noch kaufen, damit ich immer wieder mal ein Kapitel nachlesen kann. Empfehlenswert!
  • Loretańska
    2016-10-20
    "Comenzamos a comprender que no debíamos buscar el pasado sólo bajo nuestros pies, sino también en las estrellas."
  • Thuong Le
    2015-10-11
    If you’re like me and you are really fascinated by the universe and how it was created (The Big Bang Theory), then you’re going to want to pick this one up! I was browsing in Waterstones, (like I usually do) checking out the new releases when I saw this book, picked it up and thought, ‘I need to read this!’ I’ve had an interest in astronomy ever since I studied a small module of it in Science, but my knowledge of it has not progressed s...
  • Miquel Reina
    2018-02-10
    I read this book without any expectations and quickly I realized that this, was an amazing book with an amazing adventure. The book mixes a novelistic structure with a learning style and I loved this combination. I think that the idea of explaining hard and abstract concepts from physics and astronomy using a narrative thread that connects and guides the reader in a kind of journey is perfect. I highly recommend this book to all astronomy and phy...
  • Philippe Malzieu
    2015-06-16
    Galfard work with Stépane Hawking. Another astrophysician book? What's news? I was not very interested in reading this book. A friend offered it to me in french edition and I must recognize I had pleasure to read it.It is well written and in fact exciting.Rémi Brague remarked that cosmos etymologically came from beauty, women and jewel. In latin, mundus design cosmos and also female jewelry. Cosmos, beauty, women. I like this association.
  • Mcruz
    2017-02-20
    Me costó un poco meterme en el juego mental que propone el libro, pero una vez dentro lo he disfrutado de lo lindo. Es un texto asequible que no deja nada fuera del índice, desde Newton a la teoría de cuerdas. Una buena opción para aquellos que quieran una visión actualizada y divulgativa de las últimas teorías astronómicas.
  • Nanou
    2018-03-19
    bon j'ai fais mieux que le bouquin d'Hawking, lu en 2 ans à cause d'une grande pause au milieu... ici 4 mois, ça va ^^ mais j'ai fait ma pause à peu près dans les mêmes thématiques : l'infiniment petit et les particules. j'arrive moins à me les représenter que l'infiniment grand, donnez moi des galaxies, des trous noirs, des étoiles... ok, mais alors les protons, gluons, quarks et autres particules quantiques... hm comment dire xDsinon, ...
  • Kinga Jaros
    2018-01-13
    "Gdy dotykasz swojej, albo czyjejś skóry, dotykasz gwiezdnego pyłu."
  • Jonayla
    2018-03-04
    No deja de sorprenderme la extraordinaria capacidad de los grandes físicos teóricos. Son capaces de, a partir de muy poco, desarrollar ideas que resultan prácticamente incomprensibles para el resto del mundo. Y, para colmo, al final los experimentos les dan la razón. Tienen fallos y aún queda mucho por entender, pero lo que han hecho -y lo que siguen haciendo- me parece increíble.Y no menos increíble me parece lo que Galfard ha conseguido ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    2017-12-13
    The author was doing something with words and letters but wasn't exactly writing
  • Melissa
    2016-05-08
    My husband enjoys science books and when starts talking about all this intelligent stuff my brain is asleep. Finally a book that makes learning about scientific topics like the universe and time easier to understand and fun at the same time! Even better it's actually for adults! Now I am flaunting my new knowledge at home and once or twice I even got to tell him something he hasn't read about yet! I love this book and hopefully my excited ramblin...
  • Ivana
    2016-11-05
    Mind-bending, fascinating, inspiring, and awe-striking. I'll be thinking about what I've read for weeks. What an amazing universe we live in, and how vastly unknown it is. With new discoveries looming just over the horizon, I can't wait (or imagine) the things we'll come to understand; for understanding our universe ultimately means understanding ourselves and how we came to be. A fantastic read. Simply fantastic.
  • Brianna Silva
    2017-05-25
    I don't even know how to express my love for this book. It explains complex scientific concepts in accessible, easy-to-understand terms, by inviting the reader on a narrative journey where they are the protagonist, discovering the wonders of the universe firsthand.For me, this book awoke a somewhat-dormant love for science that I've had since I was a kid. I feel like my eyes have been opened to a whole new world, and I am in love.I went from bein...
  • KnigasBooks
    2017-10-22
    Christophe Galfard zabiera nas w niesamowitą podróż przez uniwersum wiedzy o mikro i makrokosmosie. Ukazuje nam piękno fizyku współczesnej i przedstawia skomplikowane teorie w zabawny i niemal prosty sposób.Książka promowana jest jako pozycja dla każdego, sama jednak mam co do tego wątpliwości. W niektórych momentach wydaje się być banalnie prosta w innych jest zupełnie odwrotnie. Jestem po studiach technicznych, więc przyswojeni...
  • Jennifer
    2018-06-23
    Så himla intressant!! Dock tycker jag vissa delar av boken kändes lite barnslig och jag saknade även grafer och formler och mer djupdykande förklaringar till vissa begrepp. Men tycker absolut att man ska läsa denna om man är intresserad av universum!
  • Lydia Atkins
    2017-04-03
    This is seriously in the running for best non-fiction book I've ever read!Anyone who knows me knows I love space. I love looking at stars, planets, nebluae, galaxies and everything else out there. The problem, up until this point, has been that I've never properly understood what any of it is. This book changed all that.It explains everything so clearly. It assumes no knowledge of science at all (thank goodness!) and starts completely from scratc...
  • Empirical Rationalist
    2016-06-04
    I started this book with no high expectations. And the thought experiment Galfard uses at the beginning felt almost fatuous. But with that feeling, I kept breezing through the book. All chapters are being grouped under 7 overarching parts, and they are tied and flow organically. There is a summary whenever lots of ground is covered. A lot of concepts, which are taken for granted, are being elucidated fantastically. I was irked when he changed the...
  • Fabio Ismerim
    2016-05-16
    Que obra incrível! Que livro brilhante (não só no sentido figurado como no literal. Parabéns à Leya e Casa da Palavra pela arte da capa)O autor inicia o livro com uma promessa e uma ambição. A promessa é que a equação de Einstein, E=mc^2, é a única fórmula que aparece no livro. E a ambição é que ele não deixará nenhum leitor pra trás.E ele faz isso com maestria. Ele consegue te fazer viajar junto com as explicações detalhadas...
  • Κύρος Γρανάζης
    2016-06-19
    Τρομερά καλό. Εισάγει τον καθένα στον κόσμο της επιστήμης με απλό και κατανοητό λόγο. Από τη μέση και μετά, όπου και ξεκινάει η κβαντική φυσική, γίνεται σίγουρα δυσκολότερο, αλλά με προσοχή στην ανάγνωση αυτό δεν είναι πρόβλημα.
  • Anna
    2018-05-06
    It's a fascinating book even though absorbing and remembering all of this knowledge after just one read seems like an impossible task... What probably means I'll read it again sometime in the future ;)
  • Pablo
    2018-05-06
    Trata de hacer entendible algo sumamente complejo y lo consigue en buena medida, si bien se va haciendo más difícil según avanza. La prosa es funcional y los recursos narrativos a veces un poco simples. Pero lo que cuenta es fascinate
  • Hande Çakır
    2018-01-04
    mikrokozmos ve makrokozmos ile ilgili bütün teorileri anlaşılır bir dille açıklamayı hedeflemiş ve bunda başarılı olmuş bir popüler bilim kitabı olmuş. okuması çok keyifliydi.