Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday

This will be a new, weekly installment on the blog. Each Thursday we will be highlighting books from previous "New Book" posts just to keep some great books visible!

That said, taking you back to a year ago when Snowden meant something that happened to you in a Wisconsin blizzard, here are a few books to take another look at!

Steane, A. M. (2011). The wonderful world of relativity : a precise guide for the general reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This book is an excellent introduction to relativity for physics and mathematics novices.  The author uses many illustrations, charts, and simple equations to expand the reader's understanding and appreciation of the topic without being overwhelming.

Everett, A., & Roman, T. (2012). Time travel and warp drives: a scientific guide to shortcuts through time and space. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Like The Wonderful World of Relativity, Time Travel and Warp Drives explains the theory of relativity, but takes it one step further.  Although we cannot yet travel through time, the authors present possibilities for the future that are scientifically plausible under our current understanding of physics.

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