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The Resource The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard

The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard

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The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond
Title
The universe in your hand
Title remainder
a journey through space, time, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Galfard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field
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Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • March 01, 2016
  • February 08, 2016
  • January 15, 2016
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galfard, Christophe
Dewey number
523.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QB982
LC item number
.G35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Universe
Label
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The cosmos -- Making sense of outer space -- Fast -- A dive into the quantum world -- To the origin of space and time -- Unexpected mysteries -- A step beyond what is known -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2016005257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250069528
Lccn
2016005257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250069528
  • (OCoLC)889164297
Label
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The cosmos -- Making sense of outer space -- Fast -- A dive into the quantum world -- To the origin of space and time -- Unexpected mysteries -- A step beyond what is known -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2016005257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250069528
Lccn
2016005257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250069528
  • (OCoLC)889164297

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