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"In this fun, engaging and accessible book, Walter Lewin, a superhero of the classroom, uses his powers for Good - ours! The authors' share the joy of learning that the world is a knowable place."--James Kakalios, Professor and author of The Physics of Superheroes and The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics
Walter Lewin taught the three core classes in physics at MIT for more than thirty years and made major discoveries in the area of X-ray astronomy. His physics lectures have been the subject of great acclaim, including a 60 Minutes feature, stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek and US News and World Report. They have also been top draws on YouTube and iTunes University. He was awarded three prizes for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He has published more than 450 scientific articles, and his honors and awards include the NASA Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, the Alexander von Humboldt Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He became a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1993. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Warren Goldstein is a professor of history and chair of the History Department at the University of Hartford. A prizewinning historian, essayist, and journalist, he has had a lifelong fascination with physics. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and many other national periodicals. His prior books include Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball and William Sloane Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience.
Interesting, bought as a supplement for College Physics textbook.Published 22 days ago by P.K. McClelland
This item arrived fast and in perfect condition! I picked it up for my daughter's university class - but reading the first few pages made me laugh. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Lilly D. - New Mexico
A Facebook friend suggested this book to me. It was an excellent read! This book can inspire so many people and can ignite the "Love for Physics" in their minds. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Quark
A good book and well written. I only took away a star because I am not overly fond of writers who can't resist telling everyone how awesome they are.Published 28 days ago by Overstreet
I love(d) this book. It is mostly descriptive, but it is still enough of a mental jog to keep me interested. Walter Lewin is very spunky, and ingrains humor throughout the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joshua M Holm