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The Resource The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking), Katie Mack

The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking), Katie Mack

Label
The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking)
Title
The end of everything
Title remainder
(astrophysically speaking)
Statement of responsibility
Katie Mack
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of the story? With lively wit and wry humour, astrophysicist Katie Mack takes us on a mind-bending tour through each of the cosmos' possible finales- the Big Crunch, Heat Death, Vacuum Decay, the Big Rip and the Bounce. Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory and much more, she describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes - succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This captivating story of cosmic escapism examines a mesmerizing yet unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it. The End of Everything is a wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1981-
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Mack, Katie
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • End of the universe
  • Astrophysics
Target audience
adult
Label
The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking), Katie Mack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000068069684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241372333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121055051
Label
The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking), Katie Mack
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000068069684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241372333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121055051

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