Learning the basic laws of physics - mechanics, thermodynamics, relativity, quantum mechanics - can be a struggle. But when that master of deduction, Sherlock Holmes, leads the way, those difficult concepts become crystal clear. Colin Bruce brings Holmes, Dr. Watson, Professor Challenger of Lost World fame, and other favourite Conan Doyle characters to life to solve a Baker Street dozen baffling science mysteries: Murder on a royal train - divers dead of heatstroke at the bottom of an icy sea - a mysterious lady whose brilliance is matched only by her evil - an epidemic of insanity among the world's top scientists. Bruce works out the apparent paradoxes of special relativity and quantum theory in visual and logical terms. The effect is extremely lucid, and very entertaining for the armchair scientist in all of us.
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'A unique new book which combines the joys of detective fiction with great science writing...A total delight, and I unreservedly recommend it' Boston Book Review
'What better way of explaining the sometimes mystifying world of modern physics...readers will enjoy pitting their wits against the universe in such stimulating company' New York Times Book Review
'What a great idea!...Starting with simple problems of motion and energy, Bruce takes his readers into the very modern questions of quantum mechanics and relativity...Great fun and fine teaching' Ben Bova, editor of Science Fiction Hall of Fame
'A singular volume, Watson...The author has a flair for unorthodox methods of presentation' Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice?
'A fascinating approach to explaining modern physics...An exciting new addition to popular science literature. Every home should have a copy!' Anthony J.G. Hey, author of Einstein's Mirror
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Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099267691
Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099267691