The Electric Universe | David Bodanis

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Published in: 2006 Amazon | Goodreads Electric power has existed without interruption for more than 13 billion years. There are almost always equally large positive and negative charges in everything around us. The original electric charges from the Big Bang have long since spread. Many of the individual charges were destroyed as they traveled in the galaxies,

A Matter of Degrees | Gino Segré


Published in: 2003 Amazon | Goodreads In this book Gino Segré, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, observes humans and the world from a temperature perspective. Measurement of temperature is only a few hundred years old and scientific understanding of the temperature of the gas is even newer. The Fahrenheit scale, named after