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The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond (Paperback)
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The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 02/06/2016
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Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe . . .

The Universe in Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant black holes. Along the way you might come to understand, really understand, the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from quantum mechanics to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Through brilliant storytelling and humour rather than graphs and equations, internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard has written an instant classic that brings the astonishing beauty of the universe to life - and takes us deep into questions about the beginning of time and the future of humanity.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447284109
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27 mm


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Will thrill readers but rarely perplex them . . . Galfard leaves exhilarated readers eager to share in the forthcoming discoveries. * Booklist, Starred Review *
Entertaining and comprehensive . . . Readers looking to expand their knowledge of physics and cosmology will find everything they need here. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *
Part personal conversation, part travelogue, and part science primer for the non-scientist, The Universe in Your Hand is a delightful and highly educational read. -- Jim Bell, author of The Interstellar Age and Postcards from Mars
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 bestselling author of How Not To Be Wrong
A useful book for readers to visualize the complex ideas of modern physics. * Kirkus Reviews *

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“Do not fear, only one formulae required”

I enjoy reading about science, but always feel intimidated with all the equations and formulae that spill from the pages. The Universe in your Hand has only one formula and Galfard has a deft hand at storytelling. He... More

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