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Book Review: The Refrigerator and the Universe

"The Refrigerator and the Universe: Understanding the Laws of Energy" by Martin Goldstein and Inge F. Goldstein is gold. The authors know the subject of thermodynamics very well and take us on an epic journey through the far reaches of the subject's domain, as well as cover its history. While this book doesn't contain problems, it is an inspiration for problems and further investigations. I couldn't recommend it more highly. My only criticism is really just a personal preference that the book be at the level of a university physics textbook, with calculus, not just algebra. But as such, it appeals to a wider audience. The extensive annotated bibliography at the end serves as a roadmap for further reading.

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