Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance

Author(s): Etienne Guyon; Jose Bico; Etienne Reyssat; Benoit Roman

Science & Natural History

The hidden elegance in everyday objects and physical mechanisms, from crumpled paper to sandcastles.

Hidden Wonders focuses on the objects that populate our everyday life--crumpled paper, woven fabric, a sand pile--but looks at them with a physicist's eye, revealing a hidden elegance in mundane physical mechanisms. In six chapters--Builders, Creating Shapes, Building with Threads, From Sand to Glass, Matter in Motion, and Fractures--the authors present brief stories, set in locales ranging from the Eiffel Tower to a sandcastle, that illustrate the little wonders hidden in the ordinary. A simple experiment that readers can perform at home concludes each story. More than 200 illustrations bring the stories to life.

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General Fields

  • : 9780262539890
  • : MIT Press
  • : MIT Press
  • : 0.812384
  • : February 2021
  • : 1 Inches X 6.41 Inches X 8.31 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 324
  • : Paperback
  • : Etienne Guyon; Jose Bico; Etienne Reyssat; Benoit Roman