Paradox : the nine greatest enigmas of physics
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Published
New York : Broadway, [2012].
Status
Columbia Pike - Adult Nonfiction
500 ALKHA

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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780307986795, 0307986799

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Includes index.
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Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds. For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be ten years older than his twin? With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle. Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic. In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge. Paradox is mind-expanding fun. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Al-Khalili, J. (2012). Paradox: the nine greatest enigmas of physics (First edition.). Broadway.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-. 2012. Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas of Physics. New York: Broadway.

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Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-. Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas of Physics New York: Broadway, 2012.

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Al-Khalili, Jim. Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas of Physics First edition., Broadway, 2012.

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