Physics for rock stars: making the laws of the universe work for you

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The ultimate guide to understanding the universe. These days, it often seems like there's nothing we can count on. Mechanical engineer and proud science geek Christine McKinley has some good advice- Trust the laws of gravity, motion, energy, and entropy. In this funny, smart, and surprisingly practical book, McKinley offers a guided tour of the physical world, explaining everything from sound and light waves to momentum, buoyancy, magnetism, and relativity - and offers advice on how to use them in our everyday lives and more glamorous pursuits. Whether you're a secret agent trying to cover your tracks, a war correspondent ducking into a bomb shelter, or simply trying to execute the perfect stage dive, understanding physics can mean the difference between life and death (or at least looking kind of silly). Part science book, part memoir, and part extreme survival handbook, Physics for Rock Stars is the amazing science class you never had (or don't remember).
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display_description From the host of the History channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded, the laws of the universe like you've never experienced them before. This approachable audiobook explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise on science, but a personal tour of physics from a quirky friend. Anyone who's ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts - just an inspiring and comical romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.
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title_display Physics for rock stars : making the laws of the universe work for you
title_full Physics for rock stars : making the laws of the universe work for you / Christine McKinley, Physics for rock stars : making the laws of the universe work for you [electronic resource] / Christine McKinley
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