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    DescriptionIn 140 pages, two masterly popularisers present 140 explanations of the biggest questions in physics - in the form of 10 or so tweets per page. They set themselves the challenge of boiling down what is essential on each subject into sentences of 140 characters, and the results are both entertaining and brilliantly informative. Not a word is wasted. The reader is not patronized and learns something on every page. If only all science writing could be so precise and so economical. Only science writers of a very high calibre could achieve such compression. Marcus Chown - 'the finest cosmology writer of our day' (Matt Ridley) - has known the Dutch writer Govert Schilling for twenty years. Schilling pioneered this very swift form of explanation in a Dutch newspaper, and suggested to Chown that they collaborate on bringing it to a wider audience. "Tweeting the Universe" is unlike any other science book.


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    Title
    Tweeting the Universe
    Subtitle
    Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Chown, By (author) Govert Schilling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571295708
    ISBN 10: 0571295703
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    DC23: 520
    Thema V1.0: WNX
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    03 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Chown is the author of the bestselling Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never Ending Days of Being Dead and The Magic Furnace. He is the cosmology consultant for New Scientist. He also wrote The Solar System, the bestselling app for iPad, which won the Future Book Award 2011. Govert Schilling has published widely on astronomical topics. Three of his books have been translated into English: The Hunt for Planet X, Evolving Cosmos and Flash!. The International Astronomical Union named Asteroid 10986 Govert after him in recognition of his work on popularizing science.