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The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond / Christophe Galfard.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 523.1 GAL (Text) 39391006741209 Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 523.1 Galfard (Text) 31208912450378 non-fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 523.1 GALFARD (Text) 33946003104713 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250069528
  • ISBN: 1250069521
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.

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General Note:
"Originally published [in 2015] in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title-page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- The cosmos -- Making sense of outer space -- Fast -- A dive into the quantum world -- To the origin of space and time -- Unexpected mysteries -- A step beyond what is known -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way." --
Subject: Cosmology > Juvenile literature.
Universe > Juvenile literature.

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