The Universe Next Door: Twelve Mind-blowing Ideas from the Cutting Edge of Science

The Universe Next Door: Twelve Mind-blowing Ideas from the Cutting Edge of Science


By (author) Marcus Chown

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  • Publisher: HEADLINE REVIEW
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 22mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747235287
  • ISBN 13: 9780747235286
  • Sales rank: 150,916

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Can time run backwards? Can we live forever? Could our universe have been created as a DIY experiment by superior beings in another universe? These questions may sound crazy but they explore the limits of our current knowledge and highlight the key issues modern scientists are wrestling to understand. As Cosmology Consultant at the New Scientist, Marcus Chown often comes across ideas that leave his head spinning. In this hugely entertaining, accessible and mind-blowing book, he explores the ramifications of, as he puts it, science with the 'wow!' factor.

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Marcus Chown is the Cosmology Consultant for New Scientist magazine. He has a first-class degree in physics from the University of London and an MSc in astrophysics from the Californian Institute of Technology.

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[An] exuberant book. A parallel universe where science is actually fun... a beguiling portrait of science The Independent Concepts discussed with clarity and style The Scotsman An enjoyable romp among the abstruse theories of 21st-century science The Scotsman Punchy, conversational and well-stocked with reader-friendly analogies. A wonderful collection of exceedingly strange ideas Scotland on Sunday Chown is excellent at helping us... confront such questions The Glasgow Herald Finest cosmology writer of our day Matt Ridley (Author of GENOME) Science expands the mind. It transports you to the frontiers of the unknown. And my, what frontiers these are! New Scientist