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What shape is space? : a primer for the 21st century

Author: Giles Sparrow; Matthew Taylor
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2018. ©2018
Series: Big idea (Thames & Hudson)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What Shape is Space?" is a question with surprisingly far-reaching implications for our understanding of the very nature of reality and our place within it. The concepts involved may be sophisticated, but Giles Sparrow's effortless prose style easily renders them understandable, allowing readers to get to grips with the overarching debates at the cutting edge of cosmology today. Infographics, diagrams and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giles Sparrow; Matthew Taylor
ISBN: 9780500293669 050029366X
OCLC Number: 1042081704
Notes: "Milestones" timeline located inside back flap.
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Mapping Space - 2. The Expanding Universe --
3. The Omega Factor --
4. The Shape of the Multiverse --
Conclusion --
Further Reading --
Picture Credits --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Big idea (Thames & Hudson)
Responsibility: Giles Sparrow ; general editor: Matthew Taylor.

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One of four titles in Thames & Hudson's innovative new `Big Idea' series, this well-informed and lucid book takes a comprehensive look at the incredible ideas and possibilities born from the simple  Read more...

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