REALLY REALLY BIG QUESTIONS FROM SPACE AND TIME is an unusual and fun introduction to space, science and astrophysics. It explores those massive, complicated, weird and often unanswered questions such as: Does the Universe have a shape? What makes sunshine? Do stars explode? How do you build a time machine? and Do aliens look like me? Your head will spin – with knowledge!
Mark Brake is a freelance scholar, working out of the UK, who writes popular science books, and has done science communication work in film, television, print, and radio on five continents. He has communicated science for NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, the Royal Institution, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Nature, the British Council, and the National Science Museum of Thailand. Mark is perhaps best known for his work in popularising the relationship between space, science and culture.
Mark's books including those written about the relationship between science and fiction ("Different Engines" and "FutureWorld"), those communicating science for a younger public ("Space Hoppers", "Really, Really Big Questions about Space and Time", "The Alien Hunters Handbook" and "How To Be A Space Explorer"), and two rather more academic works ("Revolution in Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed our World" and "Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide").
Mark's book with Cambridge University Press, "Alien Life Imagined: Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology", was published in November 2012.
More information on Mark's work can be found at his website www.markbrake.com/ or on his iScience website at www.iscience.org.uk/iScience/Home.html
Signed copies of Mark's books are available from the iScience seller under each of Mark's titles.