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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
 

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe (Paperback)

By Randall, Lisa

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66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Where did it come from, and why? And how is this connected to dark matter - the most... mysterious, elusive stuff in the universe, that interacts with gravity like ordinary matter but doesn't emit or absorb light. Astronomers know it's there but it is literally invisible. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs tells the story of Big Bang theory, cosmological inflation, the makeup of the universe and our solar system's place in it; it's about mass extinctions through the ages, what we know has hit the Earth and what might hit us in the future. And it explores the radical idea that dark matter might ultimately have been responsible for the dinosaurs' extinction. A horizon-expanding tour of the cosmos that blends what we know about the universe with new thinking, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs is a book full of wonders, from a gifted scientist and writer.
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ISBN 9780099593560
Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099593560
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 3 Jan 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category History Of Science
Popular Science
Cosmology & The Universe
Solar System
Physics
Astrophysics
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 523.1126
Weight 298g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Dark matter Astronomy, Dinosaurs - Extinction, Big bang theory
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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