The Edge of the Sky

The Edge of the Sky All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

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Synopsis

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology,with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics , energy , galaxy , or even universe . Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-there-is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand.A unique blend of literary experimentation and science popularization, this delightful book is a perfect gift for any aspiring astronomer. The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the universe on a human scale, and the result is out of this world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780465044719
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 520
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 85
Weight: 234g
Height: 170mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 13mm