Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

by Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling - £8.99  Faber and Faber (2013)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780571295708 | ISBN 10: 0571295703

Two master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters. Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from the most basic question - 'Why is the sky dark at night?' and 'Why do stars twinkle?' - to the most challenging - 'What are quasars?' and 'What happened before the big bang?'.
 
Some of the questions in this brilliantly informative book are as surprising as the answers. 'Is it possible that all the galaxies we see in our telescopes are nothing but an optical illusion?'. 'Could you swim on Saturn's moon, Titan?'. 'Why doesn’t the Moon fall down?' (Not a stupid question, it turns out). And 'would Saturn float in a big enough bath of water?'.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2019)

This website can't tell you if we have this in stock or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need this book urgently, or by a specific date, please use the enquiry link to ask about supply time.
  


In booklists: Science,
In categories: Environment & Animal Rights,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page