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13.8
Author: John Gribbin

ISBN: 9781848319189
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.5
Description:
John Gribbin tackles the very biggest question that modern science has to answer.

The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behaviour of very large things; quantum theory the behaviour of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbin - one of the best-known writers of popular science over the past 30 years - presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified 'Theory of Everything' that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a T-shirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe and everything.

With his inimitable mixture of science, history and biography, Gribbin shows how - despite scepticism among many physicists - these two great theories are indeed very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The answer lies, intriguingly, with the age of the Universe: 13.8 billion years.

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