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In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learnIn volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn why relativity and quantum theory revolutionized our world and led to the most important ideas in modern science, maybe of all time.In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists....

Title : The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
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ISBN : 9781588341624
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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  • Aleksandra Kostova
    2018-11-11 03:34

    From electrons to Einstein at a train station, the content of "The story of Science Einstein Adds a New Dimension," has an abundance of facts and mind blowing details. Joy Hakim has a profusion of ways to retain the reader's attention. She asks many questions to get the reader thinking, and the author also puts in humorous stories about Einstein and his colleagues that make you engaged in the book. Another one of Joy Hakim's strategies is many times she would say,” as explained later in the book,” this would preserve my interest in the book.At first, I thought this book would not be the right fit for me because it seemed as if it was going to cover subjects that are very intricate: however, Joy Hakim has her ways of referring such complex ideas straightforwardly. Although this book was fascinating, I would have to disagree with some of the reviews on Goodreads as many readers say it is one of their favorites. I will agree with the readers of this book that it was a slower read for the simple reason that there was superfluous information on the pages. Many of the Goodreader users that wrote reviews on this book state that Joy Hakim did a fantastic job of conveying very convoluted abstractions with right words. I would recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in the world of science. Everyone learns how things work, not why things work the way they do. After reading this book, the reader will have lots of background knowledge about why stuff works the way it does. Joy Hakim will get you not to want to put this book down even if science is not your asset. Some of the points portrayed in "Einstein Adds a New Dimension," are eye-opening. If you are not a science geek, you will still enjoy this book.

  • Joy Hakim
    2018-12-09 23:34

    A Letter to the Head of Smithsonian Books from a school leader, writing about the three volume The Story of Science:The books are fantastic.I have been teaching for 25 years with experience in an Ivy League University and a variety of very competitive prep schools. As a former prep school History Department chair (at Landon School) who made it a habit to teach everything in our department, I have probably used 20 different textbooks, including ones for courses in AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP Economics, AP Government, Latin American History, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, World History, the History of the South. I go to conferences and scout around for the best texts, because they can play a critical role in the value of the course for the students.Joy Hakim's work is the best I can find... She emphasizes narrative and tries to tell compelling stories about historical figures, with particular attention to their youth...My students like her stories and it is easy for me to get these not-always-eager readers to do so when it's one of her books.  ...She has made the study of the history of science incredibly approachable for a great target audience: middle schoolers. It would work equally well, however, for high school [and freshman college] students. The sophistication of the material, at times, is really beyond our students, but I think it's best to be ambitious with them and teach it since it is so compelling.There are two traits to the series that make it so good. First, as far as I know, she is the sole writer. Texts are typically written by committees, and often handed down and revised through the years. This makes for prose that reads as if it's been written, well, by a committee. I can't remember ever reading anything written by a group and thinking, "that's fantastic."  Second, she must be working her tail off to find the right stories to tell. This is actually obvious by virtue of the images she chooses to highlight her work. When I use her U.S. History series, I know the iconic pictures I want to show the students. When I used to teach with other texts, I had to go out and find them. Hakim's books seem to have virtually all of them there. She is a compelling storyteller, she knows what interests young people, and she creates enthusiasm for history and all its associated subjects.  Todd BarnettHead of SchoolField SchoolCharlottesville, VA

  • Richard Pittman
    2018-12-06 23:44

    I picked this book up at the library on a whim. It turns out to be almost like a high school textbook, but for a class that is sadly unlikely ever to be taught: the history of science and scientists. It also turns out that this is the third book in a series. So, I skipped to the end of the story, I suppose. Nevertheless I can highly recommend this book. The book covers the history of physics (both large and small) from the late 19th century to a few years ago, which is inarguably a time of massive leaps in understanding of the universe. It is fascinating to realize that just a few years after scientists came to accept that matter is made up of atoms, we had developed the sophisticated ideas of quantum mechanics, relativity, and nuclear fission. In just a few decades, we went from the Wright Brothers to the Apollo program.Joy Hakim brings all of this to a reader using an eminently readable style, skipping the complicated and intimidating mathematics, but without skirting around the mind-blowing and difficult ideas. I had never heard of Joy Hakim before reading this, but I will be checking out more of her books.

  • Byron Miller
    2018-12-06 00:50

    I couldn't put this book down, nor any of the other 2 in this series. I'm actually thinking of eventually buying the set so i can go back and read again to see how much i absorbed the first time around. The author does a great job of progressing through ideas and somewhat difficult concepts and presenting them with just enough detail to get the wheels in your head spinning and asking for more, will filling that thirst for more in the very next page.The only odd thing about the books is that they're presented in what i would call an encyclopedia style, where you do have some core sections to read through but the pages are surrounded by dozens of dozens of facts so you end up reading about 20-30 factoids between the next page turn. DIfferent, but it didn't ultimately take away from the materials presented. Just made them that much more intriguing. For me, it was a slower read than normal because i couldn't stop reading all the additional content.

  • Theresa
    2018-11-16 00:59

    The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension: Einstein Adds a New Dimension by Joy Hakimthe mystery and science that has help paved society. This book focuses on Einstein how his theories and ideas have shaped modern science. He was more influencial then the formula we all know, E = M C Squared.looking at each of the modern thories, and how they stand with and against what Einstein believed. this is a great book for introduction of modern science, allowing you to know the names of predominately unknown scientist that created the modern age, and our ideas of the universe. a great resource for schools and teachers, and an interest books for scientist and writers.

  • Luke
    2018-12-01 02:47

    The Story of Science by Joy Hakim is a great and fun series if you like science or even if you just want to read something interesting. Me and my family read all three books together and now have a broader understanding of general world history and also now more about science that you won't get in a classroom setting. In this particular book Joy talks about many of my favorite subjects, from black holes to extraterrestrial life, to quantum theory which just boggles my mind to many many more things that will give you a new prospective to the universe.

  • Analisa
    2018-11-12 00:59

    I am just not smart enough for these science books. This one is even for Middle School age kids. I did learn from about the first half of the book. Then I think my brain just got too full and couldn't hold any more.

  • Missmath144
    2018-12-05 02:49

    I enjoyed what I read of it, but it reads more like a textbook than anything else, and there were many things that I couldn't really understand, so after 177 pages I decided to set it aside. Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything was much more to my liking and ability level.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-15 04:47

    If science textbooks were all this interesting, I think we would have many more scientists.

  • Angela Oltmanns
    2018-12-10 06:31

    Really appreciate Joy Hakim's dedication and commitment to produce quality work. Helps me understand some of the things my son is interested in.

  • Robin
    2018-11-15 03:56

    So well explained! I totally understood what it was talking about!!

  • Pam
    2018-12-11 04:47

    This was the best one of the series! I think I enjoyed it the most because it was talking about more current science. I learned more from this book than I ever did in a science class.

  • Ilib4kids
    2018-12-01 05:43

    Y509 HAK