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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science
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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

Marcus Chown

The spellbinding story of the 'magicians': scientists whose eureka breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's mysterious predictive power.

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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

Marcus Chown

Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and the universe with fifty fascinating and mind-bending facts.

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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything
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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything

Marcus Chown

Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding time and the origin of the universe

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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything
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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything

Marcus Chown

Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding time and the origin of the universe

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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science
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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

Marcus Chown

In 1965 Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered the heat afterglow of the big bang. - How Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein in 1924 predicted the existence of a weird state of matter close to absolute zero in which...

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We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe
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We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe

Marcus Chown

Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. In this book, the author takes familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain...

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Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: Understanding the Mind-Blowing Building Blocks of the Universe
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Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: Understanding the Mind-Blowing Building Blocks of the Universe

Marcus Chown

The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity.

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What a Wonderful World: Life, the Universe and Everything in a Nutshell
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What a Wonderful World: Life, the Universe and Everything in a Nutshell

Marcus Chown

With wit, colour and clarity, What A Wonderful World quickly and painlessly brings us up to speed on how the world of the 21st century works.

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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

Marcus Chown

Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.

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The Ascent of Gravity
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The Ascent of Gravity

Marcus Chown

Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding the nature of time and the origin of the universe.

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Felicity Frobisher and the Three-headed Aldebaran Dust Devil
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Felicity Frobisher and the Three-headed Aldebaran Dust Devil

Marcus Chown

When Felicity Frobisher is paid a visit by a Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil, she has the most extraordinary day of her life.

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The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead: Dispatches from the Front Line of Science
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The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead: Dispatches from the Front Line of Science

Marcus Chown

In Chown's most ambitious book to date he sets out to answer some of the most provocative questions of today: - Is Elvis alive and kicking in another space domain? - Will we ever find ET? - What's beyond the edge of the...

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The Magic Furnace
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The Magic Furnace

Marcus Chown

One of the greatest detective stories in the history of science reveals how astronomers and nuclear physicists deduced where the elements in our bodies come from. It is both the story of atoms and the story of stars.

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Afterglow of Creation: Decoding the message from the beginning of time
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Afterglow of Creation: Decoding the message from the beginning of time

Marcus Chown

Stephen Hawking described it as 'the discovery of the century, if not of all time', yet the scientists who first detected the cosmic radiation that was identified as the afterglow of the big bang had to admit that it was more by...

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What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
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What a Wonderful World: One Man’s Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff

Marcus Chown

Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why...

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The Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System 126 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, and Big, Beautiful Photographs of All the Planets, Moons, and other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun
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The Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System 126 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, and Big, Beautiful Photographs of All the Planets, Moons, and other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun

Chown,Marcus

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Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
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Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

Govert Schilling, Marcus Chown

Presents 140 explanations of the biggest questions in physics - in the form of 10 or so tweets per page.

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Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
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Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

Govert Schilling, Marcus Chown

In 140 pages, two masterly popularisers present 140 explanations of the biggest questions in physics - in the form of 10 or so tweets per page. Marcus Chown - 'the finest cosmology writer of our day' (Matt Ridley) - has known...

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Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies That Orbit Our Sun
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Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies That Orbit Our Sun

Marcus Chown

This beautiful print book presents a new and fascinating way to experience the wonders of the solar system. Solar System is something completely new under the sun. Never before have the wonders of our solar system--all its...

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