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Is There Life On Mars? will help you start to answer 20 of the most perplexing and fascinating questions about the universe, such as: Why do the planets stay in orbit? Was Einstein right? What is Dark Matter? Are we made from Stardust? Is there cosmological evidence for God? Distilling the wisdom and research of scientists operating at the cutting edge of their field, Stuart Clark's book is a stimulating and challenging guide to the wonders of the universe.
Produced in a clear, large font with occasional illustrations to clarify tricky points, and chapters short enough to retain the attention of even the most casual of readers, this is a cleverly written book by a journalist who also happens to have a PhD in astrophysics. The twenty questions turn on the nature, age and size of the universe, the composition of stars, the formation of the universe and the earth, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, stardust, time and space travel, alternative universes, discussion of whether Einstein was right about gravitational force versus space-time warp, and the cosmological evidence for God.
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||31st July 2014|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Categories:||Popular science, Cosmology & the universe,|
Stuart Clark is a widely read astronomy journalist whose career is devoted to presenting the complex world of astronomy to the general public. Stuart holds a first class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a former Vice Chair of the Association of British Science Writers and is the cosmology consultant for New Scientist. In 2000 The Independent placed him alongside Stephen Hawking and the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees, as one of the ‘stars’ of British astrophysics teaching. Author photo © Simon WallaceMore About Stuart Clark