From the rate of sunshine to relocating mountains--and every thing in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its gadgets move.
If you take a seat as nonetheless as you could in a quiet room, you are in a position to persuade your self that not anything is relocating. yet air currents are nonetheless wafting round you. Blood rushes via your veins. The atoms on your chair jiggle furiously. in reality, the planet you're sitting on is whizzing via house thirty-five occasions swifter than the rate of sound.
Natural movement dominates our lives and the complicated mechanics of the realm round us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how movement shapes each point of the universe, actually from the floor up. With an exciting variety and a present for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the background of technology, uncovering how clouds remain aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a house run's flight, and why a mosquito's normal whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.
For readers who like to get smarter with out knowing it, ZOOM bursts with technological know-how writing at its top.