|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2019|
What is gravity? How something so pervasive can also be so mysterious, and how that mystery can be so wholly unrecognized outside the field of physics, is one of the greatest conundrums in modern science. But as Richard Panek explains in this accessible guide, gravity structures not only our bodies and our physical world, but also our minds and culture. From our very beginnings, humans' conceptions of gravity have been inextricably bound to our understanding of existence itself. As we get closer to solving the riddle of gravity, we are also getting to know ourselves as never before.
"Thought-provoking…. Panek's inquisitive, fine-tuned narrative is full of character and, unlike many other books on physics, imbued with the friendly casualness of a coffee-shop chat."—Booklist