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Rutherford and Fry's Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged)

Author: Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry  

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The presenters of BBC Radio 4's flagship show, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, set about explaining why the world is as it is, and celebrate how we know what we know (even while we get so much wrong).

With the power of science, we have bypassed our monkey-brains, and we're going on a journey from the origin of time and space, via planets, galaxies, evolution, the dinosaurs, all the way into our minds, with truly head-scratching questions, that only science can answer:What is time, and where does it come from?
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Summary

The presenters of BBC Radio 4's flagship show, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, set about explaining why the world is as it is, and celebrate how we know what we know (even while we get so much wrong).

With the power of science, we have bypassed our monkey-brains, and we're going on a journey from the origin of time and space, via planets, galaxies, evolution, the dinosaurs, all the way into our minds, with truly head-scratching questions, that only science can answer:What is time, and where does it come from?

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Reality is not what it appears to be. Our intuition routinely lets us down. Nothing is quite what it seems. We see the universe through a keyhole.

Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford have spent years wrestling, debating and solving some of the world's greatest scientific conundrums. In this exclusive book, they share the tales that offer answers to questions that at first seem utterly baffling-

  • What is a thought?
  • What is dej vu?
  • What shape is the universe?
  • Why do my headphones always get tangled?
  • Why isn't my leg hair as long as my head hair?

This is not a book of trivia. It's a collection of stories - illustrated tales of how and why we know the things we know. Drawing upon their vast experience and expert knowledge, Rutherford and Fry satisfy our childlike curiosity for the world by revealing the secrets of universe. In their inimitable style, they will lead you, the curios, deep down into the wormholes of science, history and philosophy and - maybe - out the other side.

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Critic Reviews

“A wonderfully engaging blend of wit, enthusiasm, clarity and knowledge.”

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About the Author

Adam Rutherford (Author) Adam Rutherford is an award-winning geneticist, writer and broadcaster. His books include Creation (2014), The Book of Humans (2018), and the best-selling A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (2016). He has written and presented numerous documentaries for BBC radio and television, including Inside Science and The Cell. Adam has also worked as a science consultant on the Oscar-winning film Ex-Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Hannah Fry (Author) Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked with governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Her TED talks have amassed millions of views and she has fronted television documentaries for the BBC and PBS; she also hosts the long-running science podcast, 'The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry' with the BBC.

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Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd | Bantam Press
Published
7th October 2021
Pages
304
ISBN
9781787632639
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