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Book Review – PHYSICS: An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science

81rt8rmff9L._SL1500_LTD is a big fan of space and beginning to get into science, but in reality what he is a really big fan of is asking the famous child question, why? PHYSICS: An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science by Tom Jackson is part of Shelter Harbor Press’ Ponderables series. So I know what you’re thinking, isn’t a book like this way above LTD’s paygrade? Yes and No. The book features 100 landmark facts set up to show how universal problems were discovered and solved. So for LTD the following fact appeals to his sensibilities. “By complete accident, Luigi Galvani turns freshly cut frogs legs into a simple battery and sparks humankind’s link to electricity.” The book also features a ton of great pictures and yes a Tesla Coil is one of them. The book concludes with profiles of important physicists to show the little guy that one day he can be included in a cool book. Of course we both got a little flustered by the whole Einstein space and time are the same thing stuff, but the Atom Smasher section distracted us. A word of caution the 12 page removable contextual timeline is not for small, sticky hands. 

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