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New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything

by New ScientistLawton Graham Stephen Hawking and others
Paperback
Publication Date: 10/09/2019
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A journey through life, the universe and everything.

Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking.

When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin?

Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (Almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond.

From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (Almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.

ISBN:
9781473696266
9781473696266
Category:
Astrophysics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
10-09-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x21mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and was the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller.

His many publications include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G F R Ellis, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravitation, with W Israel.

Among the popular books Stephen Hawking has published are his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design and My Brief History.

His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe In A Nutshell.

Stephen Hawking died in March 2018.

Jennifer Daniel

Jennifer Daniel is the author of SPACE! a picture book explaining the universe through unusual visual forms.

Her graphics have been translated into over ten languages and featured on NPR's Morning Edition, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter and in The New York Times.

Jennifer has been recognised by many fancy design, illustration, and journalism awards including D&AD's Gold Pencil (London), Art Directors Club Gold Cube (New York), and Society of Publication Design Gold Medal (New York).

She speaks about journalism and design for organisations such as Society of News Design, SXSW, and Creative Mornings. She lives in Oakland California, with her husband and two children.

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