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The Ascent of Gravity

The Ascent of Gravity

Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything

by Marcus. Chown
Paperback
Publication Date: 08/10/2020

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Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding time and the origin of the universe

The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2017

Gravity was the first force to be recognised and described yet it is still the least understood. If we can unlock its secrets, the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding 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 the twenty-first century. 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.

'Does Einstein proud . . . Eminently readable' Guardian

'No one has covered the topic with such a light touch and joie de vivre . . . a delight' Brian Clegg

ISBN:
9781474601887
9781474601887
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
08-10-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
200.02x130.18x22.23mm
Weight:
0.27kg

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