The Universe Next Door
By Marcus Chown
Twelve bite-sized ideas covering science's big questions, by one of the hottest young science writers in Britain
Can time run backwards? Can we live forever? Could our universe have been created as a DIY experiment by superior beings in another universe? These questions may sound crazy but they explore the limits of our current knowledge and highlight the key issues modern scientists are wrestling to understand.
As Cosmology Consultant at the New Scientist, Marcus Chown often comes across ideas that leave his head spinning. In this hugely entertaining, accessible and mind-blowing book, he explores the ramifications of, as he puts it, science with the 'wow!' factor.
Marcus Chown is the Cosmology Consultant for New Scientist magazine. He has a first-class degree in physics from the University of London and an MSc in astrophysics from the Californian Institute of Technology.
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06 Jan 2003
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[An] exuberant book. A parallel universe where science is actually fun... a beguiling portrait of science — The Independent
Concepts discussed with clarity and style — The Scotsman
An enjoyable romp among the abstruse theories of 21st-century science — The Scotsman
Punchy, conversational and well-stocked with reader-friendly analogies. A wonderful collection of exceedingly strange ideas — Scotland on Sunday
Chown is excellent at helping us... confront such questions — The Glasgow Herald
Finest cosmology writer of our day — Matt Ridley (Author of GENOME)
Science expands the mind. It transports you to the frontiers of the unknown. And my, what frontiers these are! — New Scientist