What is static electricity? How do magnets work? Is light made of waves or particles? What, really , is the theory of relativity all about? And who were all those great scientists--from Ptolemy, Archimedes, and Copernicus to Descartes, Hume, and Newton, and many, many more? Why do we still hear their names today?
In How to Speak Science , scientist and YouTube personality Bruce Benamran reminds us that, in this age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, supercomputers, and other cutting-edge technology, we've lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age. And in simple, math-free explanations and just-the-good-parts historical recaps, he shows us that the landmark science and history's greatest scientists and discoveries don't have to remain beyond our grasp.