Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling. Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

 

Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling. Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

 

 

Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling 

Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas

Faber&Faber
2013

 

Two master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters.
Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from the most basic question – “Why is the sky dark at night?” and “Why do stars twinkle?” - to the most challenging – “What are quasars?” and “What happened before the big bang?”.
Some of the questions in this brilliantly informative book are as surprising as the answers. “Is it possible that all the galaxies we see in our telescopes are nothing but an optical illusion?”. “Could you swim on Saturn's moon, Titan?”. “Why doesn’t the Moon fall down?” (Not a stupid question, it turns out). And “would Saturn float in a big enough bath of water?”.

 


 
 
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31