Curiosity and courage to explore the depths of physical elements and their chemical properties may seem beyond the “non-scientist”. If you hold a "non-scientist" image for yourself, think again. And consciously aware or not, an inner scientist exists inside of you. Author Chad Orzel debates in his book, Eureka!, that “even the people who are most forthright about hating science are doing science, often without knowing it.”
Scientific thinking and the appropriation of scientific facts help to address the problems that affect all people. Would you like to know more about the processes operating throughout the universe? Can you imagine how you regularly use the seemingly complex equations of science in your daily activities? To understand physics and quantum physics is within your grasp.
A fun, diverse, and accessible look at how science works is what you get in Eureka! Drawing from a wide variety of examples and stories, many from sports and popular beliefs, Orzel writes in a crisp, clear, and entertaining style you are certain to enjoy.
Praise for Eureka! - From The Publisher
“A good reminder that we are all capable of looking at the world scientifically and working things out, and we should all have the confidence to do that a bit more often.”—BBC Focus
“Chad Orzel entertainingly argues that we are all scientists, with the innate ability to discover and create.”—New Scientist
“This fun, diverse, and accessible look at how science works will convert even the biggest science phobe.” —Publishers Weekly
“Similar to Richard Rhodes or Dava Sobel, Orzel makes complicated scientific narratives accessible to lay readers.” —Library Journal
“In writing that is welcoming but not overly bouncy, persuasive in a careful way but also enticing, Orzel reveals the ‘process of looking at the world, figuring out how things work, testing that knowledge, and sharing it with others.'” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Eureka!] makes science fun for just about anybody.”—Times Union, Albany
“Drawing on a wide variety of examples and stories, many from sports and pop culture, Orzel writes in a crisp, clear, and entertaining style.”—Winnipeg Free Press
Meet The Author
Chad Orzel received his BA in physics from Williams College, his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, and his post doctorate from Yale University. He maintains the blog Uncertain Principles and is the author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog. He is now a professor at Union College in Schenectady, New York.