Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand
Best-selling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond in Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand.
Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that we are all, in fact, living in a giant hologram? Or perhaps, most importantly of all, out there in the universe there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?
Using these impossible-sounding truths, Marcus Chown reveals some of the most significant scientific discoveries in human history about who we are, where we came from and the complexities and wonders of our universe. Witty, engaging and accessible, Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand brings to life the forces that rule our universe and reveals the intriguing details of our existence.
Marcus Chown is an award-winning author with an incredible ability to explain complex science in an engaging and entertaining way. Taking on quantum theory, cosmology, biology, chemistry and artificial intelligence, Chown uses some revealing facts to explain some truly amazing things about us and our world.
Published by Michael O’Mara
Black & white line drawings throughout
216 mm x 135 mm