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Gravity: A Ladybird Expert Book
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Jim Al-Khalili
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Gravity: A Ladybird Expert Book

Jim Al-Khalili



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Popular science;


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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Gravity is an accessible and authoritative introduction to a force as familiar to us as breathing.

Written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili, Gravity proves to be so much more than the adage- 'what goes up must come down'. Stuck to the surface of our planet we experience gravity merely as a force pulling us down to the ground, but we will discover that it is far richer than that.

Inside, you'll learn that gravity is not really a 'force' at all, but something altogether more profound. In fact, gravity controls the very shape of space and the passage of time themselves and, as such, the history and destiny of the entire Universe.

Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

By:   Jim Al-Khalili
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 177mm,  Width: 118mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   128g
ISBN:   9780718189037
ISBN 10:   0718189035
Pages:   56
Publication Date:   February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Children/juvenile ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, OBE, is a physicist, author and broadcaster based at the University of Surrey. He received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics in 1989 and has published over a hundred research papers on quantum physics. His many popular science books have been translated into twenty-six languages. He is a recipient of the Royal Michael Faraday medal and the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. In 2016 he received the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. He lives in Southsea, Hampshire, with his wife Julie.

The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books * Jim Al-Khalili has done an admirable job of condensing the ideas of quantum physics from Max Planck to the possibilities of quantum computers into brisk, straightforward English * The Times *

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