26 February, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (110)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Rules for participating:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Warped Passages by Lisa Randall, one of my all-time favorite scientists. I'm reading this book for the third time or so, mostly because every time I start it's so good I take forever on each chapter and then it's due at the library again. Sigh. But it is a really interesting book.

This relatively straightforward deduction has profound implications. Since all objects have the same acceleration in a uniform gravitational field, if this single acceleration could be canceled, the evidence of gravity would be canceled as well. 
-p. 97


Do you have any favorite scientists or science writers? What are you reading now, either fiction or non-fiction?


-----The Golden Eagle

23 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Always like to read ones that question and makes one think, as you just never know.

M Pax said...

I own this book, but I haven't read it yet.

Happy Tuesday, Eagle!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Great teaser! :)

Here's my teaser!

~Stephanie @ Bookfever

laughingwolf said...

hint: BUY YOUR OWN COPY! ;)

massive winter storm warning here... coming up from TEXAS... go figger

Rusty Webb said...

Carl Sagan is my hero, I've read most of his books, and some several times. After him, Peter Ward comes next on my list of most read scientists, after that, no single name pops out to me as someone I go out of my way to read (for science books, usually it's the topic that interests me more than the author).

And within your chosen quote is one of the great insights of relativity: Acceleration and gravity are the same thing.

Anyway, what am I reading now? I'm about finished with Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon. It's a Sci Fi detective novel. Pretty good.

Melissa Owens said...

I had to read that one a couple of times to wrap my mind around it, haha! Great teaser... Here's my TT post!

Searching for the Story said...

Actual science stuff is way beyond my purview (excepting, the intellectual in me is embarrassed to confess, pseudo-science on things like time travel), but I can get down on some good science fiction.

Summer Ross said...

Sounds fascinating! Thank you for posting.

Romance Book Haven said...

Like a snake sensing prey, Adam's antennae seemed to sense a beautiful woman in his apartment. As if someone had clicked their fingers in front of his face, he became wide awake.

from TALKING SEX by Maxine Sullivsn.

Romance Book Haven said...

Sorry, forgot to sign my comment!

Maria

Misha Gericke said...

I loved my astrophysics textbook by Stephen Hawking. :-)

Michael Di Gesu said...

First of the cover is fierce.

Very cool graphics.

Not the biggest science buff, but thanks to blogger like you, Golden, I have an appreciation for it.


Thanks...

Paul Tobin said...

I read some science but am at a loss to name names. I am reading a book about David Bowie at the moment by Pete Doggett. I tend to read lots of music book-my equivalent of science I suppose.

nutschell said...

Always been interested in this book! I should probably grab myself a copy :)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Shallee said...

This sounds totally fascinating! One of my favorite things to watch currently are Stephen Hawking documentaries. Love him!

Elise Fallson said...

Haven't read this one but it sounds really interesting. I also want to let you know I passed a blog award your way. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Pat: I love books that make me use my brain.

Mary: You should, sometime--it's quite fascinating. :)

Stephanie: Thank you!

Laughingwolf: That thought crossed my mind while I was writing this post. I just don't tend to buy many books these days . . .

LOL. Their way of continuing the secession debate or something? :P

Rusty: I read a book of his and have Cosmos in my Hulu queue--he was a really influential scientist.

Agreed. I tend to head toward subjects rather than authors, though if I like a book I'll look for their other works.

SF detective? I love the idea.

Melissa: Glad you liked the teaser!

Searching for the Story: Time travel is theoretically possible; there's no outright law of physics that bans the practice. It's just far, far beyond our technology. :)

Summer: You're welcome!

Maria: Wow, he sounds like he has a strange sort of radar. Interesting teaser!

Misha: I'm a huge fan of Stephen Hawking. The Dreams that Stuff is Made of has been on my TBR for a long time . . . I must get around to it sometime.

Michael: The cover caught my eye, too!

You're very welcome. :) I love describing and explaining science to people!

Paul: I haven't read any books on music that I can think of, other than a music theory book for piano lessons. Yet another subject for the TBR!

Nutschell: You and me both. :)

Shallee: Awesome!

Elise: Really?! I'm off to check it out . . . thanks for letting me know!

Bonnee Crawford said...

This is cool! I haven't read any books like that before though.

Christine Rains said...

Excellent teaser. That cover made my eyes go all funky!

klahanie said...

What am I reading now? Why, of course I'm reading your posting. Ironically, I'm doing so much reading of blogs and working in the background with authors, published and aspiring, I haven't actually read a book in ages. Be well. I'm leaving now :)

Gary

C. Lee McKenzie said...

This one looks great. Have you read How the Universe Got It's Spots? I heard the author talk and she's a riot! Have her book on my list.

Li said...

Right now I'm enjoying my copy of Discover science magazine - I drop everything to read it cover to cover!

The Golden Eagle said...

Bonnee: I highly recommend trying a non-fiction science book sometime; there are some really, really good ones (Lisa Randall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Brian Greene are my favorites).

Christine: Thank you!

Mine, too. :)

Klahanie: Blog-reading is wonderful. Good for you!

I haven't been doing near enough lately . . . ever since NaNoWriMo I've been a pathetic blogger.

Lee: Nope, I've never heard of the book. It sounds interesting!

Li: Oh, there are some great science magazines. I've never read Discover, though.