The Universe Explained with a Cookie: What Baking Cookies Can Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Evolution, Chaos, Complexity, and More (Paperback)

The Universe Explained with a Cookie: What Baking Cookies Can Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Evolution, Chaos, Complexity, and More By Geoff Engelstein, Michael Korfhage (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Did you know that the number of atoms in a cookie is about the same number of stars in the universe?
Geoff Engelstein tackles the big questions of the universe and how it works using the sweet and simple chocolate cookie as guide. By exploring what goes into the cookie—the ingredients and the steps—we learn about how everything works, from the tiny world of subatomic particles to galactic clusters.

Topics include:
The Big Bang Explained with Chocolate Chips
Quantum Mechanics Explained with Milk and Cookies
Chaos Explained with Vanilla
And more!

Filled with fascinating facts and laugh-out-loud moments, it's a richly visual and deeply fascinating scientific exploration of the world. And cookies.

About the Author


Geoff Engelstein is an award-winning table-top game designer, whose titles include Space Cadets, The Fog of War, Pit Crew, and The Expanse. He is also a noted podcaster. Since 2007 he has been a contributor to the Dice Tower, the leading table-top game podcast, with a series on the math, science, and psychology of games. He has also hosted Ludology, a weekly podcast on game design, since 2011, and recently published GameTek, a collection of essays on game design.

Michael Korfhage works in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee as an illustrator and commercial artist. He specializes in engaging, fun illustrations, and has had the pleasure of creating images for magazines, ad agencies, authors, and small businesses.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250830395
ISBN-10: 1250830397
Publisher: Odd Dot
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English