The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet

The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet

"Athoughtful meditation on the mythic, cultural, philosophical and, yes, scientific implications of what happens when a wet potato or a crystal vase slips from your hand."?Billy Collins A mind-bending exploration of gravity, the universe's greatest mystery. What is gravity?Nobody knows?and just about nobody knows that nobody knows. How something so pervasive can also be "Athoughtful meditation on the mythic, cultural, philosophical and, yes, scientific implications of what h...

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Title:The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
Author:Richard Panek
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Genres:Science
ISBN:0544526740
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet Reviews

  • Suzanne
    Sep 06, 2019
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    Jul 21, 2019
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    Jul 27, 2019
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    Aug 24, 2019
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    May 20, 2019
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    Aug 06, 2019
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  • Rick Edwards
    Aug 07, 2019
    An eminently readable book on a challenging subject. It leaves me as dissatisfied as is the world of science with the lack of answers, and as daunted as ever with the prospect of more frequent falls as I grow older. ...
  • Tom Schulte
    Sep 04, 2019
    "Just over two hundred pages of main content here includes a solid fifty pages of comparative cosmology. This extended exposition leads into a breezy overview of mankind?s evolving perception of reality from antiquity to today. Gravity is certainly a dominant theme, but it is merely ...
  • David
    Sep 08, 2019
    If you want an in-depth discussion of the modern theories of gravity (which was what I hoped for), this is not the book for you. If you want an overview of the history of mankind's understanding (really, lack thereof) of what gravity is and how it works, from ancient times to modern...
  • Matt
    Sep 06, 2019
    This book is mostly a recounting of pre-scientific philosophy and scientific thoughts about the physical world. The majority of the book runs from creation myths to mid-20th century physics. Only the last 20 to 30 pages explores contemporary research on gravity; this is my biggest issu...
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    Jun 08, 2019
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    Sep 07, 2019
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  • Leanderq
    Sep 04, 2019
    Moderately engaging writing, very little time spent on the science. ...
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    Sep 07, 2019
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  • Rama
    Aug 16, 2019
    Gravity: A tour of a heavy topic Gravity is a fundamental force that creates physical reality we experience and become conscious of. Three major figures of science unlocked the mysteries gravity: Galileo, the first to take a close look at the process of free and restricted fall; Ne...
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    Jul 26, 2019
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  • D. Norman
    Sep 08, 2019
    Not really what I expected (I thought it would be about gravity). Instead it was a compendium of myths and stories told in a sometimes incomprehensible string of too long and convoluted sentences. Some parts of the last chapter were interesting. ...
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    Jul 20, 2019
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    Jul 03, 2019
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    Jul 24, 2019
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    Sep 16, 2019
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  • Dan Trefethen
    Jul 26, 2019
    This is a fairly breezy overview of the topic of gravity - how it was perceived in centuries past, how it was reconceived during the Age of Reason, and how it has come to be measured. The really exciting stuff (Black Holes! Gravitational Lensing! Multiverses!) doesn't come until near t...
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    Aug 10, 2019
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    Aug 02, 2019
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    Sep 02, 2019
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    Aug 15, 2019
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