Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You : A Guide to the Universe

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The 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?show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 057123545X
  • 9780571235452
  • 303,204

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"'This is what good popular science writing is all about.' Nature"show more

About Marcus Chown

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.show more

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