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Rocket Science for the Rest of Us by Ben Gilliland


Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you’re looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland’s guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more.

You’ll hear yourself saying, “I get it now!” again and again as you explore the fun graphics and clear explanations in Rocket Science for the Rest of Us. Whether you want to impress your friends with your knowledge of quantum physics, finally know what a black hole actually is, or just learn more about the universe that’s all around us, Rocket Science for the Rest of Us breaks it all down so science and physics are easy to understand. You’re not a rocket scientist? So what! That doesn’t mean you can’t understand it!



Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is an entertaining read aimed at a teen/tween audience with an interest in science.  This isn’t a text book and each topic is treated briefly with fun illustrations and clear explanations that result in a truly engaging read.

The difficulty level of each topic increases the further you read along, building upon previous topics. I don’t feel like you could walk away from this book feeling as if you have a firm understanding of everything discussed but it is a good introduction to spark further investigation into the topics covered.



As an adult, I did find this book interesting and did learn several new things but because I already have more than a passing interest in science, I did not come away with it as much as I hoped.

“Rocket Science for the Rest of Us” is a well-illustrated book of science best enjoyed by teens/tweens.



kathy downey

Sunday 4th of June 2017

Thanks for the review i think my grandson would enjoy this book !