The origin of (almost) everything

The origin of (almost) everything
Lawton, Graham
  • Item Type: Book - 500 LAWT
  • Published: 2016
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Description

From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or whether the invention of the wheel was less important to civilization than the bag (think about it). 'New Scientist' does. And now they and the New York Times' graphics editor Jennifer Daniel want to take you on a whistlestop journey from the start of our universe to our planet and life to civilization, knowledge ending up with technology.

Related Subjects

Science--Miscellanea.
Curiosities and wonders--Miscellanea.

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ISBN:

9781473629257 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Lawton, Graham,

Title:

The origin of (almost) everything / words by Graham Lawton ; illustrations by Jennifer Daniel ; introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking.

Publication Info:

London : John Murray, 2016

Publication Info:

copyright2016

Physical description:

255 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Content Type:

cartographic image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"New Scientist"--Title page.

Subject term:

Science--Miscellanea.

Subject term:

Curiosities and wonders--Miscellanea.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Daniel, Jennifer,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Hawking, Stephen, 1942-

Added Entry-Uniform Title:

New scientist.

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