Physics is the science which ties all others together. Aiming to explain the universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to vast galaxies, and the very nature of space-time, it represents human intellectual endeavour at its most ambitious.
This illustrated guide traces the development of physics, from the natural philosophers of the ancient world to cutting-edge experiments in quantum mechanics. These complex ideas are expressed in clear and easy-to-understand language, providing a wonderful introduction to the vast subject.
* The nature of matter - first theorized as atoms 2,500 years ago
* Light and optics
* Masses and forces
* The bizarre subatomic world of quantum mechanics
* Our fascination with the stars
* The universe around us, from the Big Bang to distant galaxies