Do you have a fascination for physics? If you're looking for some extra material to read, then For the Love of Physics is a great book for you. However, this is not meant only for those who have prior knowledge or physics or are well versed in the subject. It's perfect for you if you have a thirst for knowledge and an appreciation for great literature.
About the Author
The author of this book, Walter Lewin, is one who is loved and esteemed by everyone who belongs to the scientific community. His area of specialization is astrophysics, and he has been working as a professor at MIT for 30 years. This Dutchman has a PhD in nuclear physics as well. For his works, he has won several awards including the NASA Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1978), as well as the Alexander von Humboldt Award in two different years. Professor Lewin is known all over the world thanks to his amazing lectures at MIT. Besides this, he has also published several papers and edited various books. He is credited with making significant advancements in the field of X-ray astronomy as well.
Warren Goldstein is a contributor for this book, and is an eminent historian who shares a fascination for physics with Lewin. He has contributed to several other books too.
What this Book is all About?
Walter Lewin has always been an excellent teacher. This is apparent from his lectures. His books are no different. In this book, he illustrates the power and elegance of physics. The book has a very clear sequence, which is sure to take the reader on a very intriguing journey. The book will also raise many questions. Some of these are answered, while some others are left unanswered. The will make sure you do further research on all the topics that interest you.
This book will definitely appeal to a lot of people from different backgrounds, as it is not meant only for academicians. Walter Lewin simply shows his readers how to look at the world around them from the perspective of a physicist. Have you wondered why the colours of the rainbow are always in that same pattern? Can you touch a rainbow? These are the kind of interesting questions that Walter raises and answers in this book. Walter talks about how, through physics, one can see into the vast universe and understand many things better. He talks about many relevant and exciting discoveries, and what they have unearthed.
Praise for This Book
Critics, academicians, educators, students and casual readers all agree that this book is excellent. Lewin's writing style and the way the book portrayed things received widespread acclaim. Several eminent personalities, including Bill Gates and Mario Livio (the author of The Golden Ratio) have called this a brilliant book.
Go for, For the Love of Physics - you definitely won't regret your decision. It will prove to be a valuable addition to your collection of books. It is available on Junglee today, so be sure to grab your copy before stocks run out!