We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

by Jorge Cham

Hardcover, 2017




Riverhead Books, (2017)


Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore--there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson team up to explore everything we don't know about the universe, and while introducing the biggest mysteries in physics, they also helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know. And although the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense, Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can, and they invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. --

User reviews

LibraryThing member ajlewis2
I read 15%. The humor was a little crazy for my taste. The subject matter seemed good, but it didn't hold my interest.
LibraryThing member jefware
Totally explains every aspect of the Universe— not! We understand less than 3%, and that only partially. We are not even sure if the Universe is totally comprehensive.


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