Breakfast with Einstein

Breakfast with Einstein : The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

3.53 (238 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 7-10 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


A Sunday Times Book of the Year

From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Your humble alarm clock, digital cameras, the smell of coffee, the glow of a grill, fibre broadband, smoke detectors... all hold secrets about quantum physics.

Beginning at sunrise, Chad Orzel reveals the extraordinary science that underpins the simplest activities we all do every day, from making toast to shopping online. It's all around us, the wonderful weirdness of quantum - you just have to know where to look.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 251g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786076403
  • 9781786076403
  • 772,942

Review Text

'[A] fine example of scientific passion.'

Sunday Times, Books of the Year
show more

Review quote

'As Chad Orzel wonderfully shows in Breakfast with Einstein, a full gamut of our commonplace daily activities - from boiling water [on the stove] taking and exchanging photos with our electronic cameras and phones - depends on quantum rules... A must-read for anyone fascinated with how the quantum revolution explains how things work.' -- Paul Halpern, author of The Quantum Labyrinth 'Orzel is the perfect guide to the world of atoms and photons, demonstrating that even our morning breakfast rituals are not possible without the wonders of modern physics.' -- James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes and The Physics of Everyday Things 'Physics is everywhere and in everything, and no one explains physics better than Chad Orzel. This book is a meal for your mind.' -- John Scalzi, author of The Rough Guide to the Universe 'Informative and friendly.' * New York Times * '[A] fine example of scientific passion.' * Sunday Times, Books of the Year *
show more

About Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel is an associate professor at the department of physics and astronomy at Union College. He has written for Forbes, Daily Mail and Physics World, and has spoken at numerous TED talks. His previous books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Niskayuna, New York.
show more

Rating details

238 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 20% (48)
4 28% (66)
3 39% (92)
2 12% (28)
1 2% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X