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Big Bang: a Ladybird Expert Book

Discover how the universe began

Author: Marcus Chown  

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An accessible, authoritative and entertaining introduction to The Big Bang for adult readers.

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An accessible, authoritative and entertaining introduction to The Big Bang for adult readers.

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Description

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Big Bang is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction to the greatest discovery in the history of science - the birth of the universe.

Written by award-winning broadcaster and cosmologist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space - and even time - erupted into being in a titanic fireball.

In this mind-bending book, you'll learn how scientists have approached the questions- What was the big bang? What drove the big bang? And what happened before the big bang? The evidence it turns out, is all around us . . .

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“The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. - - Shiny New Books”

The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. Shiny New Books

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About the Author

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is cosmology consultant of New Scientist. His books include The Ascent of Gravity, What A Wonderful World, Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil, and We Need to Talk to Kelvin, which was short-listed for the 2010 Royal Society Book Prize. Marcus has also tried his hand at Apps and won The Bookseller Digital Innovation of the Year for Solar System for iPad.

Marcus was a regular guest on the BBC4 comedy-science show, It's Only A Theory, with Andy Hamilton and Reginald D. Hunter, and often appears on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. Marcus lives in London with his wife, a Macmillan nurse. Whereas she does a very socially useful job, Marcus writes about things that are of absolutely no use to man or beast! Can time run backwards? Are there an infinity of universes playing out all possible histories? Was our Universe made as a DIY experiment by extraterrestrials in another universe?

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Michael Joseph Ltd
Published
22nd March 2018
Pages
56
ISBN
9780718187842
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