New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff

by New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking

Popular Science The Real World

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff Synopsis

Did you know, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or whether the invention of the wheel was less important to civilization than the bag (think about it). New Scientist does. And now they and the New York Times' brilliant graphics editor Jennifer Daniel want to take you on a whistlestop journey from the start of our universe (through the history of stars, galaxies, meteorites, the Moon and dark energy) to our planet (through oceans and weather to oil) and life (through dinosaurs to emotions and sex) to civilization (from cities to alcohol and cooking), knowledge (from alphabets to alchemy) ending up with technology (computers to rocket science).

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ISBN: 9781473629257
Publication date: 22/09/2016
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Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781473629257
Publication date: 22nd September 2016
Author: New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Popular science,

About New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking

Since 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over 5 million highly engaged readers around the world. After a degree in biochemistry and a MSc in science communication, both from Imperial College, Graham Lawton landed at New Scientist, where he has been for almost all of the 21st century, first as features editor and now as executive editor. ...

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