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The consolations of physics : why the wonders of the universe can make you happy

Author: Tim Radford
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Consolations of Physics is an eloquent manifesto for physics. In an age where uncertainty and division is rife, Tim Radford, science editor of the Guardian for twenty-five years, turns to the wonders of the universe for consolation. From the launch of the Voyager spacecraft and how it furthered our understanding of planets, stars and galaxies to the planet composed entirely of diamond and graphite and the sound  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Radford
ISBN: 1473658160 9781473658165 1473658179 9781473658172
OCLC Number: 1051131291
Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A signal in the void --
1. Journey to the stars --
2. The carriers of our memory --
3. Adventures with the time machine --
4. Contemplation in free fall --
5. The distance of darkness --
6. The planet factory --
Forty years on.
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A wise and inspiring manifesto about why understanding physics can make you happier, by one of the leading science writers of our time.  Read more...

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Physics may not be a subject many people find consoling, but in this poetic paean to mankind's quest to make sense of the universe Tim Radford...might convert a few. -- Rob Kingston * Sunday Times * Read more...

 
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