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

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

by Marcus Chown (Author)

Synopsis

Learn how the big bang may have been spawned by a collision between 'island universes'; how a single remarkable number contains the answer to every question we could ever ask; how the most widely accepted theory of the universe's origin suggests that Elvis never died; and how a computer program a mere four lines long could be generating the stars, the galaxies and the tip of your nose. Chown fearlessly addresses the big questions on the nature of the universe, the nature of reality, and the place of life in the universe. Ultimately, he says, science is about the down-to-earth things that matter to all of us. Where did the universe come from? Where did we come from? What the hell are we doing here?

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 18 Jan 2007

ISBN 10: 057122055X
ISBN 13: 9780571220557

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'Finest cosmology writer of our day.' Matt Ridley, author of Genome
Author Bio
Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is now cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist.