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The Resource The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown

The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown

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The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything
Title
The ascent of gravity
Title remainder
the quest to understand the force that explains everything
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Chown
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognised and described yet it is the least understood. It is a 'force' that keeps your feet on the ground yet no such force actually exists. Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is 'a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma'. And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from? Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics
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StDuBDS
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Chown, Marcus
Dewey number
  • 531.1'4
  • 521.1
  • 521.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gravity
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474601887
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781474601887
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474601887
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781474601887
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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