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    Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You (Hardback) By (author) Marcus Chown

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    DescriptionThe two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven't the slightest clue what either is about. Did you know that there's so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? And did you realise that 1 percent of the static on a TV tuned between stations is a relic of the Big Bang?


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    Title
    Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Chown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571235452
    ISBN 10: 057123545X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PHQ
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC22: 530.1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI057000
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, PHQ
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He is also cosmology correspondent of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. He has written a number of popular science books, including Afterglow of Creation, The Magic Furnace, The Universe Next Door and The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead.
    Review quote
    "'This is what good popular science writing is all about.' Nature"