Libros que me han prestado: Einstein's refrigerator por Gino Segrè

por davidgp el 03/12/2007

Otro libro más que cae en mis manos. Otro ensayo científico que gira alrededor de curiosidades relacionadas con la temperatura. Simplemente leyendo la contraportada tiene pinta de que lo disfrutaré enormemente.

Einstein's Refrigerator

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‘Refreshing and rewarding… sprinkled with anecdotes and history’ – The New York Times

Why do our bodies always stay at the same temperature of 98.6ºF whether wer’re in the Arctic of the Sahara? How do penguins keep warm? How do you measure the heat of the sun’s core? What can ice layers tell us about the history of Earth? Why did Einstein invent a household refrigerator – and how is it linked with the atomic bomb?

Einstein’s Refrigerator takes us on an enthralling, unique journey through our bodies, our planet and the furthest reaches of the universe, using temperature as a guide. It reveals how hot and cold are the key of life, and how they can solve the world’s most intriguing puzzles: from the Big Bang and the extinction of the dinosaurs to the origins of humankind and the quest for absolute zero – and even what may lie on other planets…

‘Segrè elegantly gives us essential physics nicele laced with anecdote and graced with literary references’ -The Times

‘Superb… one of the most deft and accessible physics books I’ve read in a long while’ -Los Angeles Times

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