The Universe in Your Hand - Christophe Galfard. Kindle Ed. Was £8.99 now £1.19 @ amazon
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The Universe in Your Hand - Christophe Galfard. Kindle Ed. Was £8.99 now £1.19 @ amazon

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Found 1st Nov
Product Description:

Imagine if The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe...

The Universe In Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Along the way you might come to understand, really understand, the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from Quantum Mechanics to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.

Through brilliant storytelling and humour rather than graphs and equations, internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard has written an instant classic that brings the astonishing beauty of the universe to life - and takes us deep into questions about the beginning of time and the future of humanity.

Review:

Mr. Galfard’s jaunty, you-are-there narrative invites us to hitch a ride on a light beam, zoom through an atom and plant our disembodied consciousness within the hellfire of the Big Bang. A onetime Ph.D. student of Stephen Hawking’s, he is a loquacious tour guide with an arch sense of humor, as in his proposition that the extinction of the dinosaurs stemmed from their ignorance of theoretical physics . . . In turn come chapters on quantum mechanics, the origin of space and time, quantum gravity, black holes, parallel universes, dark matter and dark energy, cosmic inflation, and string theory-in short, an epic feast of modern physics. As portioned out by Mr. Galfard, the information goes down easily. (Wall Street Journal)

2 Comments

Seems like a good book, with good reviews, at a good price. I don't understand why it's cold - have some heat.

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Bullfrog7 h, 18 m ago

Seems like a good book, with good reviews, at a good price. I don't …Seems like a good book, with good reviews, at a good price. I don't understand why it's cold - have some heat.


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