The Resource The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown

The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown

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The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything
Title
The ascent of gravity
Title remainder
the quest to understand the force that explains everything
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Chown
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses the concept of gravity from its earliest recognition in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015, and explains why gravity holds the key to understanding the nature of time and the origin of the universe
  • "Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding the nature of time and the origin of the universe. Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognized and described yet it is the least understood. It is a "force" that keeps your feet on the ground yet no such force actually exists. Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from? Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the "force" of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics."--Dust jacket flap
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YDX
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Chown, Marcus
Dewey number
531/.14
Index
index present
LC call number
QC178
LC item number
.C278 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gravity
  • Gravitation
  • Gravity
  • Gravitation
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The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-255) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Foreword: Six things you may not know about gravity -- Part one: Newton. The Moon is falling ; The last of the magicians ; Beware the tides of March ; Map of the invisible world -- Part two: Einstein. Catch me if you can ; Ode to a falling man ; Where God divided by zero -- Part three: Beyond Einstein. A quantum of space-time ; The undiscovered country
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781681775371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975119584
  • 1588009
  • (OCoLC)ocn975119584
Label
The ascent of gravity : the quest to understand the force that explains everything, Marcus Chown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Six things you may not know about gravity -- Part one: Newton. The Moon is falling ; The last of the magicians ; Beware the tides of March ; Map of the invisible world -- Part two: Einstein. Catch me if you can ; Ode to a falling man ; Where God divided by zero -- Part three: Beyond Einstein. A quantum of space-time ; The undiscovered country
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781681775371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975119584
  • 1588009
  • (OCoLC)ocn975119584

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