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Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance, Guyon, Etienne & Bico, Jose & Reyssat, Etienne & Roman, Benoit

Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance

Authors: Guyon, Etienne & Bico, Jose & Reyssat, Etienne & Roman, Benoit
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: SCI028000, SCI055000, REF007000
ISBN: 9780262363648, Related ISBNs: 026236364X, 0262539896, 9780262363648, 9780262539890
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 324
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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