• Energy Principles

  • Max learns about conservation of energy at Count Rumford's amusement park
  • Sadi Carnot's Kitchen

  • If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
  • Ergodistan’s Evil Plan

  • Attempting to violate the 2nd Law with Evil intent
  • Entropy and Information

  • Feynman's explains the connection to Max
  • Welcome to Las Vegas

  • Max gambles to save Earth

Energy Principles

Max learns about conservation of energy at Count Rumford's amusement park

Sadi Carnot's Kitchen

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Ergodistan’s Evil Plan

Attempting to violate the 2nd Law with Evil intent

Entropy and Information

Feynman's explains the connection to Max

Welcome to Las Vegas

Max gambles to save Earth

Max the Demon vs Entropy of Doom

Planck 2018 First-place Winners

Book Reviews

I really enjoyed the demon adventures of Max! A good introduction to the central ideas of entropy and energy, without sacrificing accuracy. It will inspire school students and help them understand basic science in a fun way. A really cool book!

F. Duncan M. Haldane, 2016 Physics Nobel Laureate, Princeton University

Entropy is a measure of disorder that affects everything from the emergence of life to the cosmic expansion. I can think of no better way to introduce this concept to a non-professional, but curious audience, than this witty, entertaining book.” 

Mario Livio, Astrophysicist and Author of Brilliant Blunders, The Golden Ratio, Is God a Mathematician

A most impressive book that pioneers a style of presentation that makes sophisticated ideas in physics accessible to a wide audience in the form of an entertaining and beautifully illustrated story.

Michael B. Green, Pioneer of String Theory, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University

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