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Part Number: 9781782438649
Signed copy of The Universe in Bite-Sized Chunks by Colin Stuart
Since the earliest humans walked the earth, the vast mysteries and wonders of the night sky have fascinated and beguiled us, as we've struggled to understand our place in the cosmos.
Even after the last century, which saw important and startling discoveries about our own planet, our solar system and the stars and galaxies beyond, there remain more questions than answers. But those questions - What is dark matter? Are we alone in the universe? Is time travel possible? - provide a fascinating insight into the vastness and infinite possibilities of space that we're yet to determine.
The sheer scale of the universe can be intimidating, but in this easily digestible book we embark on an incredible journey through all the essential astronomical discoveries, from the beliefs of ancient civilisations, through to the recent groundbreaking observations of the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago. There's never been a better time to get to grips with the universe and this essential guide to the cosmos is the perfect place to start!
Hardback, 240 pages, 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.3cm.
Colin Stuart is an astronomy speaker and author who has talked to over a third of a million people about the universe, ranging from schools and the public to conferences and businesses. His twelve books have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 17 languages. He has also written over 150 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Focus and the European Space Agency.
In recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after him.
In 2014 he was awarded runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has talked about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live and been quoted in national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Observer.
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