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Journey by starlight : a time traveler's guide to life, the universe, and everything /

"Albert Einstein said his first ideas about relativity came from looking in the mirror as a teenager and wondering what it would be like to travel on a beam of light. This is the story of that journey" -- from publisher's web site. Full description

Main Author: Flitcroft, Ian.
Other Authors: Spencer, Britt.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Long Island City, NY : [Gardena, Calif.] : One Peace Books ; 2013
Distributed by SCB Distributors,
Contents: The power of thought --Light-years, chicken tails, and armpits --Stars, atoms, and Lego® --Albert Einstein and the atom bomb --Let there be light! --The big bang and the microwave oven --Dark matter and how wimps may save the universe --The story of gravity : the weakling, the plague, and the apple --Isaac Newton's link to Harry Potter and how to weigh a planet --Exploding stars and why everyone has a little star quality --Little green men and black holes --The end of the Dark Ages and the invention of frozen chicken --A brief history of light --Why you should never trust a quantum mechanic --Quantum mechanics for cat lovers : Isaac Newton strikes back --Clocking the speed of the fastest thing in the universe --Relatively simple : an easy guide to relativity --Relatively weird : how to grow younger, shorter, and heavier at the same time --Yes, but is it true? Albert Einstein's theories under the micrscope --Life in the galactic suburbs and why news takes so long to get there --Dear aliens, may we present President Jimmy Carter --To be or not to be? Is that a planet I see before me? --If I have seen further : the nose, the moose, and the telescope --Are there planets around other stars? --The outer, bigger planets of the solar system --The inner, smaller planets of the solar system --A close encounter of the solar kind --What is life and where did it come from? --Eating sunlight : the importance of light for life --Are we alone? Listening for extraterrestrial life --Why greenhouse gases are good for the planet --Blue skies, rainbows, and the meaning of life --More black holes and why the speed of light isn't constant after all --The curious sensation of being seen --What happens in your brain and what happened to Albert Einstein's brain --Albert Einstein's lost secret revealed : the one thing that can travel faster than light.
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