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    Nothing: From Absolute Zero to Cosmic Oblivion, Amazing Insights into Nothingness (Paperback) By (author) New Scientist

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    DescriptionZero, zip, nada, zilch. It's all too easy to ignore the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence, and we may well wonder what there is to say about nothing. But scientists have known for centuries that nothing is the key to understanding absolutely everything, from why particles have mass to the expansion of the universe - so without nothing we'd be precisely nowhere. Absolute zero (the coldest cold that can exist) and the astonishing power of placebos, light bulbs, superconductors, vacuums, dark energy, 'bed rest' and the birth of time - all are different aspects of the concept of nothing. The closer we look, the bigger the subject gets. Why do some animals spend all day doing nothing? What happens in our brains when we try to think about nothing? With chapters by 20 science writers, including top names such as Ian Stewart, Marcus Chown, Nigel Henbest, Michael Brooks, Paul Davies and David Fisher, this fascinating and intriguing book revels in a subject that has tantalised the finest minds for centuries, and shows there's more to nothing than meets the eye.


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    Title
    Nothing
    Subtitle
    From Absolute Zero to Cosmic Oblivion, Amazing Insights into Nothingness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) New Scientist
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 228 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846685187
    ISBN 10: 1846685184
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC23: 500
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    New Scientist is the bestselling and fastest-growing science magazine in the world. Jeremy Webb is its editor-in-chief. New Scientist's series of 9 previous titles with Profile, beginning with Does Anything Eat Wasps?, has now sold over 2 million copies.