Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

Author: Marcus Chown
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057124601X
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The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven't the slightest clue what either is about. Did you know that there's so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? And did you realize that 1% of the static on a TV tuned between stations is the relic of the Big Bang? Marcus Chown, the bestselling author of What A Wonderful World and the Solar System app, explains all with characteristic wit, colour and clarity, from the Big Bang and Einstein's general theory of relativity to probability, gravity and quantum theory. 'Chown discusses special and general relativity, probablity waves, quantum entanglement, gravity and the Big Bang, with humour and beautiful clarity, always searching for the most vivid imagery.' Steven Poole, Guardian

The Big Bang

Author: Ladybird
Editor: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718187842
Size: 17,80 MB
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"The Big Bang is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the greatest discovery in the history of science - the birth of the universe.Written by award-winning broadcaster and cosmologist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space - and even time - erupted into being in a titanic fireball. Inside you'll learn how scientists have approached the questions: What was the big bang? What drove the big bang? And what happened before the big bang? The evidence it turns out, is all around us..." --Publisher description.

What A Wonderful World

Author: Marcus Chown
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571278426
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With wit, colour and clarity, What A Wonderful World quickly and painlessly brings us up to speed on how the world of the 21st century works. From economics to physics and biology to philosophy, Marcus Chown explains the complex forces that shape our universe. Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, bestselling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why the crucial advantage humans had over Neanderthals was sewing and why we are all living in a giant hologram.

We Need To Talk About Kelvin

Author: Marcus Chown
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057125554X
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Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked like the pages of a never-ending book. Marcus Chown, author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, What a Wonderful World and The Solar System, takes familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality. His new book will change the way you see the universe: with Chown as your guide, cutting-edge science is made clear and meaningful by a falling leaf, or a rose, or a starry night sky... We Need To Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About The Universe is a hugely accessible exploration of quantum theory, relativity, cosmology, biology and chemistry. Taking our everyday experiences, Marcus Chown quickly and painlessly explains the unltimate truths of reality.

The Magicians

Author: Marcus Chown
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571346413
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'Marcus Chown rocks!' Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature's secrets? This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who, using mathematics, predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter. The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss-French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein's gravitational waves to Wolfgang Pauli's elusive neutrino, acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predictive power. Praise for Marcus Chown: 'What good popular science writing is all about.' Jim Al-Khalili 'Pretty wonderful.' Richard Dawkins 'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.' The Times

The Basic Physics Of Quantum Theory

Author: Davis Basil S
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9811219419
Size: 18,25 MB
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Quantum Theory Bullet Guides

Author: Jacob Dunningham
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444142208
Size: 14,27 MB
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Open this book and you will Grasp quantum theory Understand its importance Examine paradoxes Explore the atom

Solar System

Author: Marcus Chown
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571277711
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This beautiful print book presents a new and fascinating way to experience the wonders of the solar system. "Solar System" is something completely new under the sun. Never before have the wonders of our solar system--all its planets, dwarf planets, the sun, moons, rocky Asteroid Belt, and icy Kuiper Belt--been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages.

Convergence

Author: Radhakrishna Panicker
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1946280615
Size: 11,29 MB
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Are you not the ‘same internal person’ throughout your life? Of course you are! Considering that, you will be the same ‘unaltered being’ until death. If so, who are you? The answer is: “I am the I-ness in me.” If this ‘I-ness’ in you is a steady factor, what will your status be when you leave the physical body? Convergence is a book of factual findings based on scientific data that supports man’s continuity after death. Learning about the ‘I-ness’ factor in us, will benefit our daily lives too. Through awareness, such knowledge will generate calmness, tranquility and peace in your internal world ¬– the unsteady monkey mind. It will also empower you to deal with the tribulations of daily life. What about reincarnation? Is there any truth to this popular belief? Grab a copy and welcome a new perspective to your life and beliefs!

The Universe Inside You

Author: Brian Clegg
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848313543
Size: 14,70 MB
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Built from the debris of exploding stars that floated through space for billions of years, home to a zoo of tiny aliens, and controlled by a brain with more possible connections than there are atoms in the universe, the human body is the most incredible thing in existence. In the sequel to his bestselling Inflight Science, Brian Clegg explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses which are thought to have once been separate creatures; how your eyes are quantum traps, consuming photons of light from the night sky that have travelled for millions of years; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time, and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. Read THE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU and you'll never look at yourself the same way again.