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The origin of (almost) everything

Author: Graham Lawton; Jennifer Daniel
Publisher: Boston : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2016 ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or whether the invention of the wheel was less important to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Lawton; Jennifer Daniel
ISBN: 9781857886610 1857886615 9781473629264 1473629268
OCLC Number: 952981888
Notes: "New Scientist"--Title page.
Description: 255 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm
Other Titles: New scientist.
Responsibility: words by Graham Lawton ; illustrations by Jennifer Daniel.

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From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or whether the invention of the wheel was less important to civilization than the bag (think about it). 'New Scientist' does. And now they and the New York Times' graphics editor Jennifer Daniel want to take you on a whistlestop journey from the start of our universe to our planet and life to civilization, knowledge ending up with technology.

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