Infinity in the Palm of your Hand

Infinity in the Palm of your Hand

Fifty Wonders That Reveal An Extraordinary Universe

Book - 2019 | First Diversion Books edition
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"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."--Page [4] of cover.
Contents: Biological things
Human things
Terrestial things
Solar system things
Fundamental things
Extraterrestial things
Cosmic things
Publisher: New York, New York : Diversion Books, 2019
Edition: First Diversion Books edition
Branch Call Number: 530.02 CHO PBK
Characteristics: ix, 214 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781635765946
1635765943

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Infinity in 50 wonders! This book is a miracle of condensation. It is full of interesting facts, quotes from famous scientists, and comes with a fair dose of humor.


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May 28, 2019

*********************** 20 STARRED Review *****************************
A genuine thought explosion!
Science writing at its finest!
[Gravity is acceleration - - you understand this and you understand everything from the atom to the universe writ large - - perhaps a slight exaggeration, but not by much.]
A small book filled with giant thoughts!

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