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The Resource The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard

The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard

Label
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond
Title
The universe in your hand
Title remainder
a journey through space, time, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Galfard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way."--
Summary
Uses simple, direct language to explain and demonstrate the theories behind the universe, from what happens to a dying star to the basics of the quantum world
Writing style
Assigning source
Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485842
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QB983
LC item number
.G35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey through space, time, and beyond
Label
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published [in 2015] in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The cosmos -- Making sense of outer space -- Fast -- A dive into the quantum world -- To the origin of space and time -- Unexpected mysteries -- A step beyond what is known -- Epilogue
Control code
5792771
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250076410
Lccn
2016005257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20160502-084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936360689
  • (OCoLC)936360689
Label
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond, Christophe Galfard
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published [in 2015] in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The cosmos -- Making sense of outer space -- Fast -- A dive into the quantum world -- To the origin of space and time -- Unexpected mysteries -- A step beyond what is known -- Epilogue
Control code
5792771
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250076410
Lccn
2016005257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20160502-084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936360689
  • (OCoLC)936360689

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