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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Lisa Randall


9780099593560

Vintage


Mathematics & Sciences;
History of science;
Popular science;
Cosmology & the universe;
Popular astronomy & space


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240 pages

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66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign of something greater: an opening vista onto the interconnectedness of the universe itself? This is the story of the astounding forces that underpin our existence; a horizon-expanding tour of the cosmos that unifies what we know about the universe with new thinking. From the far-flung reaches of space, the make-up of the universe and our solar system's place within it, to the mysterious and elusive stuff of dark matter and how it affects life here on Earth.

By:   Lisa Randall
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   342g
ISBN:   9780099593560
ISBN 10:   0099593564
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. She has received numerous awards and honors and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics. She is the author of several acclaimed books on physics.


A bold intellectual synthesis from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, blending cosmology, astronomy, particle physics and the history of life on Earth to suggest the existence of an entirely new force of nature. This book certainly ventures into the unknown, but that's where great physicists like to be. -- Professor Brian Cox Fascinating... Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs is a sign that readers of popular science have finally grown up... A very grown-up quest... Randall's writing is as laid back and unfussy as ever. If you appreciated her clear, straightforward style in Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door, you won't be disappointed by Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs. -- Michael Brooks New Scientist Weird and wonderful new book. -- Michael Hanlon The Sunday Times Splendid book. -- Clive Cookson Financial Times Only Lisa Randall can take us on such a thrilling scientific journey-from dinosaurs to DNA to comets to dark matter and to the past and future of our species. Randall's research is so thorough, the story so powerful, and her storytelling so compelling that I could not put this book down. -- Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies

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