We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe.

PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science.

In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.

This entertaining illustrated science primer is the perfect book for anyone who's curious about all the big questions physicists are still trying to answer.

Title:We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735211513
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    We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe Reviews

  • Tsedai

    If you like your physics with a side of dad-joke level puns, then this is totally the book for you. It's a fun romp through some of the wilder aspects of physics, though if you've got a fairly high le...

  • Caidyn (he/him/his)

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.2.5/5The reason I picked this book up was because it reminded me of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. That book was about the ...

  • Krista

    On the inside flyleaf of We Have No Idea, it states:Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, (Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson) give...

  • Greg

    A very intriguing title, certainly and I found this to be humorous at times, but I don't know enough about quantam physics, etc., to tell the real from the jokes. For example, most of the footnote exp...

  • Jose Moa

    This book is a good complement to de book What We Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy,because is not centered so much in the phylosofical side as in physics and cosmology.We are living a golden age of sci...

  • Jani-Petri

    Pretty good popular scienceWorth reading. Maybe too much focus on cosmology for my taste, but we can not have everything. 3 more words needed because of this stupid app....

  • Csar

    If you gave up reading Stephen Hawking because you couldn’t grasp it but you really like science and want to understand weird and opaque concepts like particle theory, black matter, space ripples an...

  • Anna Shelby ?

    A very lighthearted approach to some heavy questions and it's certainly solves none of them. I enjoyed the weird jokes and the fool proof examples make it a bit easier to understand the complicated sc...

  • Jamie

    It's hard to overstate how good this book is at conveying, in a simple fashion and with an unending series of graphics and "dad jokes", some very complex materials. Each chapter is a topic in physics ...

  • Charlene

    Entertaining mix of text and toons. This is a great book for younger readers and those intrigued by physics but nervous or intimidated by the possibility of complicated explanations. There's no math h...