The Big Questions The Universe Hardcover – 1 Jul 2010
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From the Back Cover
The Big Questions series confronts the fundamental problems of science and philosophy that have perplexed enquiring minds throughout history. Each enlightening title provides and explains the answers of our greatest thinkers. In Big Questions: The Universe, Stuart Clark tackles the 20 key questions of astronomy, cosmology and existence itself.
What is the Universe?
Do other intelligent beings exist?
What are black holes?
Was Einstein right?
How did the Universe begin?
What is dark matter?
Why is 75% of the Universe a mystery?
Is there life on Mars?
Are there alternative universes?
How will the Universe end?
Are we really made from star dust?
Can we travel through time?
How old is the Universe?
What are stars made of?
Why doesn't the moon fall down?
Can the laws of physics change?
How big is the Universe?
What was the Big Bang?
How did the Earth form?
Is there evidence for God?
About the Author
Dr Stuart Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began. A former editor of the United Kingdom's best-selling astronomy magazine, Astronomy Now, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, he currently writes for the European Space Agency and is a regular contributor to such magazines as New Scientist and BBC Focus. Dr Clark's previous books also include Journey to the Stars and Universe in Focus: The Story of the Hubble Telescope
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I can recommend Marcus Chown as a follow on author to read when you have finished this book. Especially if you enjoyed all the parallel universe stuff.
I have read many books on this subject; some half read, but this presentation is deserving of full marks. Thank you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overall I found this an absorbing book and for a layman not too difficult to comprehend but what did annoy me slightly was the comments see this chapter, see that chapterPublished 15 months ago by ikeymoe
Amazon. "How many stars would you give 'The Big Questions: The Universe'?"
accessible supplementary reading for a cosmos nut.this is an excellent series; perfect to hold in stylish/friendly format.glad to recommend it.Published on 18 April 2014 by Bridget Wareing
As with all the Stuart Clark's books I have read.
The big questions is also well written in easy to understand and thought provoking language.
Good read. Very enjoyable and informative.
Have the printed copy as well.
Worth having both.
Very well presented. Handy size.
Well written in layman's language. It opens the door to the wonders of the universe. It lives on my bedside table so I can dip into it at will.Published on 8 Sept. 2013 by David Smailes