|Brian Clegg, ed. Jim Al-Khalili, foreword. Steve Rawlings, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2018|
Do you know your ?ssion from your fusion? How about what Einstein's theory of relativity actually means, or what it implies about the fabric of the universe? Energy resides in everything, and the use of it has defined civilizations, from the first cooking fire right up to our own struggles finding renewable energy. Here you can explore the nuclear fusion reactor at the heart of the sun, discover the elusive dark energy at work in the universe, and learn how plankton and other ocean-dwelling organisms could power your car. The book covers 50 essential topics in detailed 300-word briefs, along with one-line summations, names of key figures, directions for further study, and full-page illustrations.