Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

Understanding the Mind-Blowing Building Blocks of the Universe

Marcus Chown
AUD $22.99
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The perennial bestseller: Big science explained in a beautifully clear and entertaining way by the popular cosmologist.

The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. 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?

Marcus Chown explains all with characteristic, wit, colour and clarity.

Author bio:

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. His most recent books are We Need to Talk About Kelvin, Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, Tweeting The Universe and What A Wonderful World. He also wrote The Solar System, the bestselling app for iPad, which won the Future Book Award 2011.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9780571315024
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: September 2014
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular science