A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe

A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe

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In a wonderful synthesis of science, history, and imagination, Gino Segrè, an internationally renowned theoretical physicist, embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of how the fundamental scientific concept of temperature is bound up with the very essence of both life and matter. Why is the internal temperature of most mammals fixed near 98.6°? How do geologists use temperature to track the history of our planet? Why is the quest for absolute zero and its quantum… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (July 01, 2003)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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