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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
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Marcus Chown
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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

Marcus Chown


9781782439493

MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS


Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science


Paperback

256 pages

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Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that we are all, in fact, living in a giant hologram? Or perhaps, most importantly of all, out there in the universe there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?

Using these impossible-sounding truths, Marcus Chown reveals some of the most significant scientific discoveries in human history about who we are, where we came from and the complexities and wonders of our universe. Witty, engaging and accessible, Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand brings to life the forces that rule our universe and reveals the intriguing details of our existence.

By:   Marcus Chown
Imprint:   MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 24mm
ISBN:   9781782439493
ISBN 10:   1782439498
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is cosmology consultant of New Scientist. His books include The Ascent of Gravity (named the Sunday Times' 2017 Science Book of the Year), What A Wonderful World, Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and We Need to Talk About Kelvin (shortlisted for the 2010 Royal Society Book Prize). Marcus has also tried his hand at apps and won the Bookseller Digital Innovation of the Year award for 'Solar System for iPad'.

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