The Cosmic Machine
The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It
Zoari Press 2017
Scott Bembenek‘s The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It (Zoari Press, 2017) is a wonderful way to introduce an intellectually curious person to how physics and chemistry have evolved and how they contribute to our understanding of the Universe. This book focuses on four key topics: energy, entropy, atoms, and quantum mechanics, and does so while enjoyably integrating the history and personal stories of the primary contributors. The topics discussed in this book are some of the most profound truths we have learned about the Universe, and the book more than amply repays the concentration it sometimes requires.