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  1. No wonder you wonder! : great inventions and scientific mysteries

    Phipps, Claude
    Cham : Springer, [2016]

    This book explores and explains scientific mysteries and principles, leavened with tongue-in-cheek humor and an abundance of illustrations. Chapters are short, but give an understanding of technology and science not available elsewhere. Questions include: ℓ́Ø What holds a satellite up while it goes around the Earth? ℓ́Ø Why is the sky (made out of clear air!) blue instead of green, or just black as night like the sky that high altitude jumper Felix Baumgartner saw? ℓ́Ø How is laser light different from ℓ́ℓnormalℓ́ℓ light? ℓ́Ø Did Columbus really discover that the Earth is round? ℓ́Ø Which one invention will assuredly survive our civilization? ℓ́Ø Why canℓ́ℓt you travel back in time?℗ℓ If you often feel embarrassed because you donℓ́ℓt have a clue about lasers, the difference between volts, amps and watts, or how jet planes really work ℓ́ℓ but you would like to understand the physical principles of our modern world, whether youℓ́ℓre a teen or a parent ℓ́ℓ this book is for you! To understand the basics of quantum mechanics, or of protons, neutrons and electrons, you donℓ́ℓt need algebra, calculus, or a lot of equations or technical buzzwords. Too many people have been soured on science by science teachers who have made simple concepts seem complex. This book is the antidote: all it requires is your curiosity.℗ℓ Advance praise for No Wonder You Wonder!:℗ℓ ℓ́ℓFrom beginning to end, and with laugh after laugh, I en joyed every single word of this remarkable book. Phipps is a hell of a good writer, and the kind of physics teacher that I would have loved as a young student. No Wonder You Wonder can be engrossing for anyone with a bit of curiosity, not just the scientific minded.ℓ́ℓ ℓ́ℓ Christophe Bonnal, Chief Engineer, CNES (French Space Agency)℗ℓ ℓ́ℓNo Wonder You Wonder is a fa ntastic book. Covering topics such as space, matter, and the energy within the universe, this book does an excellent job of clarifying these topics. It's a great read for young scientists and aspiring physicists.ℓ́ℓ ℓ́ℓ August R., high school freshman.This book explores and explains scientific mysteries and principles, leavened with tongue-in-cheek humor and an abundance of illustrations. Chapters are short, but give an understanding of technology and science not available elsewhere. Questions include: * What holds a satellite up while it goes around the Earth? * Why is the sky (made out of clear air!) blue instead of green, or just black as night like the sky that high altitude jumper Felix Baumgartner saw? * How is laser light different from "normal" light? * Did Columbus really discover that the Earth is round? * Which one invention will assuredly survive our civilization? * Why can't you travel back in time? If you often feel embarrassed because you don't have a clue about lasers, the difference between volts, amps and watts, or how jet planes really work - but you would like to understand the physical principles of our modern world, whether you're a teen or a parent - this book is for you! To understand the basics of quantum mechanics, or of protons, neutrons and electrons, you don't need algebra, calculus, or a lot of equations or technical buzzwords. Too many people have been soured on science by science teachers who have made simple concepts seem complex. This book is the antidote: all it requires is your curiosity. Advance praise for No Wonder You Wonder!: "From beginning to end, and with laugh after laugh, I enjoyed every single word of this remarkable book. Phipps is a hell of a good writer, and the kind of physics teacher that I would have loved as a young student. No Wonder You Wonder can be engrossing for anyone with a bit of curiosity, not just the scientific minded." - Christophe Bonnal, Chief Engineer, CNES (French Space Agency) "No Wonder You Wonder is a fa ntastic book. Covering topics such as space, matter, and the energy within the universe, this book does an excellent job of clarifying these topics. It's a great read for young scientists and aspiring physicists." - August R., high school freshman.

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  2. ORION low cost laser analysis [microform]

    Phipps, Claude R.
    [Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service, distributor, 1996]

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