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The Resource How big is big and how small is small : the sizes of everything and why, by Timothy Paul Smith

How big is big and how small is small : the sizes of everything and why, by Timothy Paul Smith

Label
How big is big and how small is small : the sizes of everything and why
Title
How big is big and how small is small
Title remainder
the sizes of everything and why
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy Paul Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about how big is the universe and how small are quarks, and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes. It describes the sizes of atoms and planets, quarks and galaxies, cells and sequoias. It is a romp through forty-five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub-nuclear particles we have measured, to the edge of the observed universe. It also looks at time, from the epic age of the cosmos to the fleeting lifetimes of ethereal particles. It is a narrative that trips its way from stellar magnitudes to the clocks on GPS satellites, from the nearly logarithmic scales of a piano keyboard through a system of numbers invented by Archimedes and on to the measurement of the size of an atom."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLE
Dewey number
530.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC90.5
LC item number
.S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
How big is big and how small is small : the sizes of everything and why, by Timothy Paul Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2013937705
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199681198
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013937705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn859858401
Label
How big is big and how small is small : the sizes of everything and why, by Timothy Paul Smith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2013937705
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199681198
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013937705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn859858401

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