We Need to Talk About Kelvin

What everyday things tell us about the universe

Marcus Chown
AUD $22.99
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A hugely accessible and entertaining exploration of the science of the everyday world around us.

Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orcestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is a furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked like the pages of a never-ending book.

Marcus Chown, author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, takes familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality. His new book will change the way you see the world: with Chown as your guide, cutting-edge science is made clear and meaningful by a falling leaf, or a rose, or a starry night sky .

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. He is the author of the bestselling Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never Ending Days of Being Dead and The Magic Furnace. He also wrote The Solar System, the bestselling app for iPad, which won the Future Book Award 2011.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9780571244034
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: November 2010
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular science