Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Why Things Are the Way They Are” as Want to Read:
Why Things Are the Way They Are
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Why Things Are the Way They Are

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This fascinating book presents in a completely non-technical way one of the greatest achievements of physics this century: why is it the materials we can see and touch behave in the way that they do. Beginning with the ideas of quantum mechanics, which seem quite alien to everyday experience, but which nevertheless govern the behaviour of all matter, the author is able to ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 31st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 16th 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Why Things Are the Way They Are, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Why Things Are the Way They Are

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-42)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Asad Ali
Oct 15, 2013 Asad Ali rated it really liked it
Most of us, when they think about Pop Science, think astronomy, robotics or genetics. This book is about why everything around us behaves the way it does. Example, why does metal make a "metallic" sound when struck while wood makes a "wooden" sound.

As an Engineer, I anyways knew the basic concepts of material properties. I just liked this book for fetching those concepts from my subconscious, adding to them, and attaching to my consciousness so that I can appreciate the nature and modern technol
...more
Jude
Jude rated it really liked it
Jan 09, 2016
Arunmanikandan
Arunmanikandan rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2017
Brad Yeutter
Brad Yeutter rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Hemalatha
Hemalatha rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2016
Ted
Ted rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2012
Paul Wiecki
Paul Wiecki rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2012
Hunter
Hunter rated it really liked it
Jul 03, 2014
Katt
Katt rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2008
Russell
Russell rated it liked it
Aug 05, 2010
Klaus Albrecht
Klaus Albrecht rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2016
Adarsh Mishra
Adarsh Mishra rated it really liked it
Jul 15, 2014
Tmgm199
Tmgm199 rated it liked it
Oct 29, 2015
Denise
Denise rated it really liked it
May 13, 2014
Dharm Kapadia
Dharm Kapadia rated it really liked it
Aug 27, 2014
Indrajeet Patil
Indrajeet Patil rated it liked it
Oct 12, 2009
Conan
Conan added it
Jan 15, 2010
Nak
Nak marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2011
Andrea Mandal
Andrea Mandal marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2011
Dan
Dan marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2012
Mohammed
Mohammed marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2012
Steve Cavrak
Steve Cavrak marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2013
Raphaël
Raphaël marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2013
Mohammed
Mohammed marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Anoop Mohan
Anoop Mohan marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2014
Lawrence
Lawrence marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2015
Anne
Anne marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2015
Nick
Nick marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
Tanmay Band
Tanmay Band marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2015
Thierry Backes
Thierry Backes marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2015
Rago
Rago marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2016
Joan
Joan marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
郭子嘉
郭子嘉 marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2016
Alessia Mandal
Alessia Mandal is currently reading it
Apr 12, 2016
Manya
Manya marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2016
Elina
Elina marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2017
Ivor
Ivor marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2017
Griffin
Griffin marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book