THE TROUBLE WITH GRAVITY
Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
What is gravity? Nobody knows - and just about nobody knows that nobody knows. 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 award-winning author Richard Panek shows in this groundbreaking investigation, gravity is a cold case that we are on the cusp of cracking.
From Aristotle to Newton to Einstein - and with stops in between - Panek shows how, from our very beginnings, humans' conceptions of gravity have been inexplicably bound to our understanding of existence itself. As we get closer and closer to answering the question of gravity, we should also be prepared to know both our universe and ourselves as never before.
A Guggenheim Fellow in science writing, Richard Panek is the author of THE 4% UNIVERSE, published in 2011, which won the American Institute of Physics communication award.
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