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Einstein's Fridge


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Paul Sen first encountered thermodynamics while studying engineering at Cambridge. After graduating, he began a career in television. Starting at the BBC, he made films on a diverse range of subjects, including dance culture, plane building, the internet revolution and the social history of Britain. His 90-minute film, Oak Tree, Nature's Greatest Survivor, won the prestigious Royal Television Society Award for best science and natural history programme and the Grierson Award for best science documentary in 2016.


Praise for Einstein's Fridge
'Sen knows how to grab the attention of an audience ... [An] elegantly written and engaging book' Manjit Kumar,Financial Times

When you combine some of the most profound concepts in physics with exceptional storytelling, this is what you get: popular science writing at its very best. Einstein's Fridge is a hugely readable and entertaining history of thermodynamics and how it has created and shaped our world' Jim Al-Khalili

'Sen makes a compelling case for how vital thermodynamics is ... Lively' Sam Kean, Wall Street Journal

'Sen has given thermodynamics the importance it deserves, along the way introducing us to some fascinating people and detail of their lives and work. Hot stuff' Brian Clegg, PopularScience

'Sen makes a convincing case for the importance of thermodynamics in his impressive debut ... He accomplishes all of this with splendid prose, making ample use of analogies to explain complex scientific ideas. Sen's history of hot and cold is pop-science that hits the mark.' Publisher's Weekly

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