Hyvinkaa, Finland | Member Since 2009
It is just a small minority who are interested (or who have to study) history of physics. So this is not an audiobook for great audiences. But for people like me this is A DREAM COME TRUE. I really enjoyed this clear history in an audible form, which allowed me to listen to it where ever. I only wish I could be examined on these instead of cumbersome paper books.
Carnot process was explained in a manner which was easy to follow.
I like the way how he made reference to future parts or different professors lecturers.
I sure wish future "school" would better utilize these kind of learning tools.
This book is quite extensive. What makes one a genius is a riddle and this book nicely pondered questions around it
Learning that Dick did physics just for the excitement of finding out things. Even though for the advancement of physics it could have been more benefitual if he had read more about other peoples research. But then on the other hand it was important that he had his own way of thinking and calculating
So far most informative book about Feynman that I have read.
Newtons character and life is so interesting. Being simultaneusly the greatest scientist ever and one of the most pityfull character is always a great puzzlement for me
Oldenburg because he was a good "diplomat"
I love audiobooks since it is so enjoyble to be able to do something else (go shopping/cleaning...) but I can't pin point what Corduner contributed. I suppouse one really notices is the reader is bad --> Corduner has to be in my opinion good.
Newton being so full of hate and vile as to make "ananymous" letters defending himself.
Isaac Newton is such character that any book written on him is bound to be interesting.
ubiquitous, life-supporting, mystery
Story of English capturing the German microwave radar.
Thuring "fought" against the Germans who tried to abolish all abnormality by killing great number of people. He went to the police and received an "alien/sick" status and was treated in a such a crude method that it led him to commit a suicide.So was it really worth defending those English values that eventually "strangled" him?
Electricity's importance in biology was an eye opener.
Of course - I have listened allmost all my books at least a couple of times. This is no exception. Plus I think I will understand it much better after listening some other books about quantum physics.
Mitchuku Kaiku: the physics of impossible talks about the same entanglement and maybe in a little bit easier way.
If you are not familiar with quantum physics this is not the best book to start with:
a) This not the most popularized book about this subject
b) one might appreciate Bell' s work more if one is familiar with EPR paradox....
I have been pleased with almost all audible books. So if I say this book is below an average audible book the reader might think this was a poor book. That is not the case this was far better book than many I have read but below average book out of those I have listened.
Dmitri Mendelejev. It was interesting to learn he was not the first or best, but still for some strange reason the best known.
No not really. The plot is not as captivating as in some "normal" story books
As a book this is not a big entertainment. But if one has similar desire as I have wanting to understand chemistry, science history and the universe; this is much better way than ordinary schoolbook.
When there is a good reader like Harrison and no need for pictures/ graphs audio book is allways better than a book. I enjoy the faster speed it gives me feeling I can have more enjoyment per time
Any biographys of a physicist, but with Bohr's words: Dirac is the strangest.
He made Dirac into such a mouse that it was entertaining but I was disappointed when I listened his lecture and realized that he was a fair lecturer
Mind over matter - story ofa mouse that freed the lion
I am sure there are many people who will not find this entertaining, but in some places I could not help laughing.
On the first listening I did not like it much. It might be that I just did not concentrate enough. Some months later I listened it again and enjoyed so much that I listened it twice.
The book is well written and it is done for broad audiences, but the fact is that this is more like a schoolbook.
If you prefer catchy anecdotes and so forth choose another book, but if you are looking for a well done popularized "schoolbook" take this since this presents the facts in nice and well organized manner
No I do not see this would make a good movie. Since this is a well done audio schoolbook
I did actually listen this a couple of times and I think I will listen it some more times.
I am becoming a physics teacher and I SHOULD know MUCH about these things. Unfortunately my background knowledge is somewhat shady.Luckily there are books like this that do not require so much background.I have never been so keen on kosmology but these kind of books makes me ponder the connection with the smallest known things in conjunction with the greatest things we know and the big mystery of life ( = the uncertainty / free will of a particle). I think listening books like this makes ones life a beutiful.
How it teaches to believe in dreams and how life is not a straight forward event.
Jonathan the seagull. Both talk about learning the meaning in life and how the answer is not where you expect to find it
Melchisedek the king of Salem
it did make me cry a little (like many audio books do) but mostly I awed on how many different levels of life was intertwined.
This is not one of the best books, this is little bit more entertaining than exalting.
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