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The complete guide to absolutely everything* : *abridged : adventures in math and science

Rutherford, Adam (author.). Fry, Hannah, (author.). Roberts, Alice, 1973- (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780393881585
  • ISBN: 0393881571
  • ISBN: 9780393881578
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-293) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Endless possibilities -- Life, the universe and everything -- The perfect circle -- Rock of ages -- A brief history of time -- Live free -- The magic orchid -- Does my dog love me? -- The universe through a keyhole.
Summary, etc.: "The complete story of the universe and absolutely everything in it (minus the boring parts). Despite our clever linguistic abilities, humans are spectacularly ill-equipped to comprehend what's happening in the universe. Our senses and intuition routinely mislead us. "The Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged)" tells the story of how we came to suppress our monkey minds and perceive the true nature of reality. Written with wit and humor, this brief book tells the story of science -- tales of fumbles and missteps, errors and egos, hard work, accidents, and some really bad decisions -- all of which have created the sum total of human knowledge. Geneticist Adam Rutherford and mathematician Hannah Fry guide readers through time and space, through our bodies and brains, showing how emotions shape our view of reality, how our minds tell us lies, and why a mostly bald and curious ape decided to begin poking at the fabric of the universe. Rutherford and Fry shine as science sleuths, wrestling with some truly head-scratching questions: Where did time come from? Do we have free will? Does my dog love me? Hilarious sidebars present memorable scientific oddities: for example, hypnotized snails, human-sized ants, and the average time it takes most animals to evacuate their bladders. (A surprisingly consistent twenty-one seconds, if you must know.) Both rigorous and playful, this book is a celebration of the weirdness of the cosmos, the strangeness of humans, and the joys and follies of scientific discovery"--
Subject: Science Miscellanea
Mathematics Miscellanea
Reality Miscellanea
Cosmology Miscellanea
Knowledge, Theory of Miscellanea
Sciences Miscellanées
Mathématiques Miscellanées
Réalité Miscellanées
Cosmologie Miscellanées
Théorie de la connaissance Miscellanées
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Cosmology
Knowledge, Theory of
Mathematics
Reality
Science
Science
Mathematics
Reality
Cosmology
Theory of knowledge
Genre: Miscellanées.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
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