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The Resource Infinity in the palm of your hand : fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe, Marcus Chown

Infinity in the palm of your hand : fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe, Marcus Chown

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Infinity in the palm of your hand : fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe
Title
Infinity in the palm of your hand
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fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe
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Marcus Chown
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  • Infinity in the palm of your hand
  • 50 wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe
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50 wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe
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Language
eng
Summary
"So much of our world seems to make perfect sense, and scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet, and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world, and our leaps in technology have also revealed a universe far stranger than we ever imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence"--Back cover
Summary
Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that we are all, in fact, living in a giant hologram? Or perhaps, most importantly of all, out there in the universe there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Using these impossible-sounding truths, Marcus Chown reveals some of the most significant scientific discoveries in human history about who we are, where we came from and the complexities and wonders of our universe.
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AMP
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Chown, Marcus
Dewey number
530.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.C497 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Science
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adult
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fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe
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Infinity in the palm of your hand : fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe, Marcus Chown
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"First published in the United Kingdom by Michael O'Mara Books"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Biological things -- Human things -- Terrestial things -- Solar system things -- Fundamental things -- Extraterrestial things -- Cosmic things
Control code
on1097248668
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9781635765946
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1097248668
Label
Infinity in the palm of your hand : fifty wonders that reveal an extraordinary universe, Marcus Chown
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Michael O'Mara Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Biological things -- Human things -- Terrestial things -- Solar system things -- Fundamental things -- Extraterrestial things -- Cosmic things
Control code
on1097248668
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9781635765946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1097248668

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