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The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

Anil Ananthaswamy



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01 July 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe
A scientific and globetrotting exploration of the physics experiments changing the ways we understand our universe. Why is the universe expanding? What is the nature of dark matter? Do other universes exist? In this timely and original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy embarks on a global journey to some of the world's most inhospitable and dramatic research sites to witness first-hand the audacious physics experiments conducted to answer profound questions about the nature of the universe. From the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes to the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal to deep inside an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota and to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, Ananthaswamy weaves together stories about the people and places at the heart of this cosmological research. While explaining the immense questions that scientists are trying to answer, Ananthaswamy provides an accessible and unique portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. An atmospheric, engaging and illuminating read, The Edge of Physics depicts science as a human process and brings cosmology with all its rarefied concepts down to earth. AUTHOR: Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist who contributes regularly to New Scientist, as well as writing for Nature, National Geographic News, Discover, The Wall Street Journal and the Literary Review. He is the recipient of the Book of the Year award from Physics World (2010), the Nautilus Book Award (2015) and was longlisted for the Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award (2016). He lives in London.
By:   Anil Ananthaswamy
Imprint:   Duckworth
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780715653913
ISBN 10:   0715653911
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist and former deputy news editor and staff writer at New Scientist. He has also written for Nature, Scientific American, Discover, Quanta and the Literary Review. He won the Book of the Year award from Physics World (2010), the best investigative journalism award from the Association of British Science Writers (2013) and was longlisted for the Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award (2016). He is currently a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

  • Winner of Book of the Year, Physics World 2010

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