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Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos

Brian Cox Jeff Forshaw


Allen Lane

Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;


256 pages

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An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe.

We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now we can do more than imagine: we can understand.

Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration, revealing how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and the star-filled galaxies beyond. Some of these questions - How big is our solar system? How fast is space expanding? - can be answered from your back garden. The answers to others - How big is the Universe? What is it made of? - draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe.

At the heart of these questions - from the earliest attempts to quantify gravity to our efforts to understand what dark matter is and what really happened at the birth of our universe - is the scientific process.

Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world and to our universe; and, by understanding the groundbreaking work of others, reaches out into the unknown. What's more, as Universal shows us, if we dare to imagine, we can all do it.

By:   Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 274mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   1.176kg
ISBN:   9781846144363
ISBN 10:   1846144361
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. He is also a popular presenter on TV and radio. Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in 1999 for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics.

There is still much to learn about our universe. Universal will help inspire those who share my fascination with our planets, the solar system and beyond. -- Buzz Aldrin Cox and Forshaw stand together at the cutting edge of their discipline ... despite their elevated status, both men remain tiggerishly excitable about their subject ... they popularize without dumbing down Financial Times A scientific match made in heaven Observer They do a great job of bringing a difficult subject to life The Times

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