ZOOMABLE UNIVERSE: A Step-by-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale


ZOOMABLE UNIVERSE: A Step-by-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale

CALEB SCHARF    Book Number: 85887    Product format: Hardback

There is a famous film made in 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames called Powers of Ten, which opens with a couple having a picnic on the grass then zooms out at a rate of one power of ten (x10) per ten seconds, right out to the edge of the observable universe (around 10²7m), then comes back in again to focus upon the man's hand and then continues to zoom in at the same rate until we reach the quarks in the proton of atom of carbon at 10-¹6m - pretty mind-blowing stuff as we recall! Acclaimed cosmologist Caleb Scharf echoes that groundbreaking film and assisted by award-winning graphic artist Ron Miller and with the benefit of a extra 40 years' scientific research at both ends of the scale. Beautifully designed and visually inspiring, this is a truly unique approach to placing us in our position in the Universe, charting an unforgettable course, past black holes and all manner of stars into the Milky Way, our solar system and our atmosphere, oceans and tectonic plates then into living creatures, cells, molecules, atoms, quantum fields and beyond, ending up in the theoretical end point (10-³5m) where, according to our current understanding of the Uncertainty Principle, the Universe stops obeying any of the usual rules, which may include the one about actually existing! With over 100 stunning colour illus. plus infographic and fact boxes. 210pp.
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ISBN 9781786494047
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