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We Need to Talk about Kelvin

What Everyday Things Tell Us about the Universe

Marcus Chown

Taking a cue from William Blake, Marcus Chown, cosmology consultant for New Scientist, shows how we can 'see a world in a grain of sand'. In this book he chooses familiar features of the mundane world - your reflection in a window, the heat of the sun on your face, how a cause always precedes an effect - and draws on cutting-edge science to explain how they reveal profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality. Short-listed for the 2010 Royal Society Science Book Prize. Slightly off-mint.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2009
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 269pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9780571244027
  • Condition: Good
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
287939
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