by Marcus Chown
A book you can read in a morning, but which will leave you excited about science for years to come.
Did you know that the entire human race would fit in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you age faster at the top of a building than at the bottom? And that every breath you take contains an atom breathed out by Marilyn Monroe?
All of these are true – but why? Two brilliant ideas – quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity – hold the key. Marcus Chown, popular-science writer and cosmology consultant for New Scientist, gives us a fascinating, accessible and witty introduction to these two theories that underpin all of modern physics.
‘A must-read for anyone who wants to better understand this crazy universe we live in. Superb.’ Astronomy Now
- 200 pages
- ISBN: 9780571235469