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How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe

How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe (Hardback)

By Cliff, Harry

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By an experimental physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider, a mind-altering look at the foundational questions bedevilling modern physics: Where does matter come from? Why does the universe exist? Carl Sagan famously said, 'If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, ...you must first invent the universe.' What is an apple pie made of? And what fundamental matter makes up the universe? What banged in the Big Bang? And how did that matter arise from nothing into the familiar world we now know? In How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, Harry Cliff - particle physicist and Science Museum Fellow at the University of Cambridge, researcher on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and acclaimed science presenter at the Royal Institution and TED - sets out in pursuit of answers. He ventures to the largest underground research facility in the world, deep beneath Italy's Gran Sasso mountains, where scientists look into the heart of the Sun using the most elusive of particles, the ghostly neutrino. At CERN in Switzerland he visits the 'Antimatter Factory', where this stuff of science fiction is manufactured daily (and we're close to knowing whether it falls up). Cliff illuminates the history of physics and chemistry that brought us to our present understanding - and misunderstandings - of the world, while offering readers a front-row seat to the dramatically unfolding quest to unlock, at long last, the secrets of our universe. A transfixing deep-dive into the origins of the world, How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch investigates not just the makeup of our universe, but the awe-inspiring, improbable fact that it - and everything it, from stars and galaxies, apple pies and us - exists at all.
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ISBN 9781529026191
Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529026191
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 5 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Cliff, Harry
Category Popular Science
Cosmology & The Universe
Condensed Matter Physics (Liquids & Solids)
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 539.72
Weight 616g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Particles Nuclear physics - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly