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Date: 2007
Page count: 330 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-9548-33-6
Category: from English

Original price: 3800 Ft

The Whole Shebang

From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers -- who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? -- and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

Timothy Ferris is the best-selling author of ten books, including Coming of Age in the Milky Way (winner of the American Institute of Physics Prize; Pulitzer Prize nomination, 1989; named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsday, and the Los Angeles Times, 1989; honored by The New York Public Library as "a lasting contribution to literature"; and named best nonfiction book of the year by the Bay Area Book Critics Association, San Francisco). The Mind’s Sky (named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, 1992), and The Whole Shebang (named by American Scientist magazine as one of the "100 Books That Shaped a Century of Science"). Coming of Age in the Milky Way and The Whole Shebang were named by The New York Times as two of the best books published in the twentieth century. Ferris is Emeritus Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and is a frequent writer in national publications such as The New Yorker and Scientific American, and commentator for National Public Radio and PBS. He serves as a consultant to NASA on long-term space exploration policy.