By the end of the book, quantum theory and relativity will no longer seem a mystery. You might not be an expert — inevitably some of the topics are glossed over with some of the subtlety slightly distorted, but the big picture is just right. While relativity is relevant to theories of how the universe has expanded, cosmological concerns are something of a tangential topic, and we end up with very quick overviews of the big bang, dark matter, inflation etc.
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Popular posts from this blog Where are the chemistry popular science books? June 30, We need both to encourage a deeper interest in science and to counter anti-scientific views that seem to go hand-in-hand with some types of politics. Getting the public interested in science both helps recruit new scientists of the future and spreads an understanding of why an area of scientific research deserves funding.
Yet it is possible that chemistry lags behind the other sciences in outreach. As a science writer, and editor of this website, I believe that chemistry is under-represented in popular science.
I'd like to establish if this is the case, if so why it is happening - and what can be done to change things. An easy straw poll is provided by the topic tags on the site. At the time of writing, there are 22 books under 'chemistry' as opposed to 97 maths, biology and physics.
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Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! The perennial bestseller: Big science explained in a beautifully clear and entertaining way by the popular cosmologist. The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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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? Marcus Chown explains all with characteristic, wit, colour and clarity.
About the Author Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster.
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Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. Be the first to write a review. Add to Wishlist.