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Einstein's Fridge Reviews

Einstein's Fridge by Paul Sen

Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

Paul Sen

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9780008262792

'Hugely readable and entertaining' JIM AL-KHALILI A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution.

4 stars out of 5
15 Apr 2021

"An elegantly written and engaging book about thermodynamics and the science of fire, ice and the universe"

It’s a measure of Sen’s achievement that by combining science, history and biography he takes us on a successful tour through thermodynamics beginning with the seminal contributions of Carnot and Clausius, via those of an English brewer, a German doctor, a Scottish laird and an Austrian genius to the work of Jacob Bekenstein and Stephen Hawking on black holes and entropy. As such, Einstein’s Fridge is the story of the science of our past, present and future — from the steam engine to that of evaporating black holes at the end of the cosmos.