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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

作者 Marcus Chown
出版社 FABER & FABER LTD
商品描述 The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science:'MarcusChownrocks!'BrianMayHowdoesitfeeltoknowsomethingabouttheuniversethatnoonehaseverknownbefor

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內容簡介 'Marcus Chown rocks!' Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature's secrets? This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who, using mathematics, predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter. The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss-French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein's gravitational waves to Wolfgang Pauli's elusive neutrino, acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predictive power. Praise for Marcus Chown: 'What good popular science writing is all about.' Jim Al-Khalili 'Pretty wonderful.' Richard Dawkins 'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.' The Times

作者介紹

作者介紹 Marcus Chown is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is now cosmology consultant for the New Scientist. His acclaimed books include What a Wonderful World, Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, We Need to Talk about Kelvin and The Ascent of Gravity (Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2017). He is also the author of Solar System for iPad, which won The Bookseller 2011 Digital Innovation of the Year.

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書名 / The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science
作者 / Marcus Chown
簡介 / The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science:'MarcusChownrocks!'BrianMayHowdoesitfeeltoknowsomethingabouttheuniversethatnoonehaseverknownbefor
出版社 / FABER & FABER LTD
ISBN13 / 9780571346394
ISBN10 / 0571346391
EAN / 9780571346394
誠品26碼 / 2681858351001
尺寸 / 23.4X15.3X2.1CM
裝訂 / 平裝
頁數 / 304
語言 / 英文
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