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The universe next door : a journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures

Author: Frank Swain
Publisher: Boston, MA : New Scientist/Nicholas Brealey, [2017] ©2017
Series: NewScientist.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What if dinosaurs still ruled the Earth, the Russians got to the moon first, everyone became vegetarian or time itself flowed backwards? And that's just for starters ... What if the laws of physics were different? What if our machines become smarter than us? Or, if every human vanished tomorrow? The answers to these questions aren't just fun to consider, but reveal deep truths about our own existence. Join New  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Swain
ISBN: 9781473658677 1473658675
OCLC Number: 1008905892
Description: 262 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Playing dice with the universe --
You're not here --
The fork in the road --
Life, but not as we know it --
What happens next? --
AD 100,000: journey to the deep future --
Journey's end.
Series Title: NewScientist.
Other Titles: Universe next door:
Responsibility: edited by Frank Swain.

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"What if dinosaurs still ruled the Earth, the Russians got to the moon first, everyone became vegetarian or time itself flowed backwards? And that's just for starters ... What if the laws of physics were different? What if our machines become smarter than us? Or, if every human vanished tomorrow? The answers to these questions aren't just fun to consider, but reveal deep truths about our own existence. Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through dozens of incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities - and rediscover your place in the universe"--Back cover.

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