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The Ascent of Gravity - by Marcus Chown (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: Gravity

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Author: Marcus Chown

Language: English

Street Date: December 11, 2018
TCIN: 53774791
UPC: 9781681779034
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-3058

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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.
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