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Zoom: How Everything Moves, from Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees
by Bob Berman
Little, Brown, 2014 (($27))

Science writer Berman invites readers to consider movement in all its mundane and fascinating forms: the temperature state of absolute zero, wherein atoms nearly stop moving; water circling down a toilet drain; hurricane-force winds; the mind-boggling speed of our universe's expansion; and more. Part scientific and historical exploration, part travelogue, Berman's story re-minds us of this inescapable law of nature: “Nothing in the universe is stationary,” he writes. “Absolutely everything moves.”

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