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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
 

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?

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ISBN 9781448192229
Barcode 9781448192229
Published 14 January 2016 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781448192229
ISBN-10 1448192226
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 14 January 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category Science: General Issues
History Of Science
Popular Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Cosmology & The Universe
Solar System
The Sun
Space Travel & Exploration
Physics
Physics: Theoretical Methods
Astrophysics
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 523.1126
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

The most thrilling, genre-busting, unlikely science book you'll ever read, from the world-renowned, multi-award-winning, superstar physicist Lisa Randal. 66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign of something greater: an opening vista onto the interconnectedness of the universe itself? This is the story of the astounding forces that underpin our existence; a horizon-expanding tour of the cosmos that unifies what we know about the universe with new thinking. From the far-flung reaches of space, the makeup of the universe and our solar system's place within it, to the mysterious and elusive stuff of dark matter and how it affects life here on Earth. 'A fascinating, and surprisingly simple, theory...and a tantalising premise' The Times'Extremely engaging' BBC Focus

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Only Lisa Randall can take us on such a thrilling scientific journey-from dinosaurs to DNA to comets to dark matter and to the past and future of our species. Randall's research is so thorough, the story so powerful, and her storytelling so compelling that I could not put this book down.

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Author's Bio

Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. She has received numerous awards and honors and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics. She is the author of several acclaimed books on physics.

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