Why Balloons Rise & Apples Fall by Stewart Jeff
'Everything we do is touched by physics. Whether we're on the motorway at the beach or in the pub its laws tell us what happens in our world and why.' From the big stuff (life the universe and everything) to the small stuff (the mind-bending world of quantum physics) here is an accessible guide to the fascinating awe-inspiring and sometimes downright weird world of physics. Learn about why heavier things don't fall faster why you have more energy when you're sitting upstairs and why time slows down as you speed up and consider such philosophical questions as whether you can be invisible and what happened to Schrodinger's poor cat. If you don't know your conduction from your convection or your wormholes from your Ohm's law this is the book for you.