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    We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe (Hardback) By (author) Marcus Chown

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    DescriptionLook around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked like the pages of a never-ending book. Marcus Chown, author of "Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You", takes familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality. His new book will change the way you see the world: with Chown as your guide, cutting-edge science is made clear and meaningful by a falling leaf, or a rose, or a starry night sky.


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    Title
    We Need to Talk About Kelvin
    Subtitle
    What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Chown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571244010
    ISBN 10: 0571244017
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, WNX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    DC22: 523.1
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, WNX
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist.