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A User's Guide to the Universe

Surviving the perils of black holes, time paradoxes, and quantum uncertainty

Published by Wiley in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English.

About the Book

Answers to science's most enduring questions from ""Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?"" and ""Is there life on other planets?"" to ""What is empty space made of?""

This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway.

  • Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time
  • Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way
  • Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter

Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe. --(source)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-290) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
530
Library of Congress
QC24.5 .G65 2010

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
vii, 296 p.
Number of pages
304
Dimensions
9.4 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
Weight
1.6 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24879043M
ISBN 10
0470496517
ISBN 13
9780470496510
LC Control Number
2009028773

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History

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March 5, 2017 Edited by Ludovicus Added information to the book
March 5, 2017 Edited by Ludovicus Added new cover
July 29, 2011 Created by LC Bot Initial record created, from Library of Congress MARC record.