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The 4-Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality (Paperback)
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The 4-Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality (Paperback)

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Only 4% of the universe consists of the matter that makes up you, me, every star, every and planet. Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been battling to understand the rest: the strange "dark matter" and even stranger "dark energy". In exhilarating detail, Panek takes us on an intimate tour of the epic rivalries, the eureka moments, the blind alleys, and the great mysteries that are redefining science and reinventing the universe.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851688968
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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"The centerpiece of "The 4% Universe" is a compelling narrative of science at its best... serve[s] handsomely as an illuminating guide to the dark mysteries lying at the heart of the intersection of astronomy and fundamental physics."
--"The Wall Street Journal" "Impeccably researched and highly readable."
--"New Scientist"

"A remarkable book and a model for all would-be popular-science writers."
--"Physics World" "Panek's passion for the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy wins the day. He succeeds because he recognizes that he's writing not just about red shifts and supernovae, but about people...the success of "The 4 Percent Universe" also stems from Panek's wisdom about how science works."
--"The Washington Post" "The balance between lively characters and provocative ideas keeps the book moving as quickly as any high stakes thriller, but the pay-off here is an answer of truly cosmic significance...the universe is keeping secrets from us--big secrets. Dark secrets

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“Let there be dark!”

If you are expecting a hard nosed science book such as: ‘Why Does E= mc2?’ ‘A brief history of Time’ or ‘The Quantum Universe’ then you will be disappointed. What Panek has produced however is a thoroughly researched,... More

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