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Time & Space
     

Time & Space

by John Gribbin
 

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Explore the changing ideas about our Universe -- from the flat Earth to black holes.

For centuries, science has sought to unravel the mysteries of time and space -- and Eyewitness Time & Space is the perfect way to find out more about these mysteries! Discover how the Universe is expanding; see inside an atom; and learn about black holes. Superb full-color

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Explore the changing ideas about our Universe -- from the flat Earth to black holes.

For centuries, science has sought to unravel the mysteries of time and space -- and Eyewitness Time & Space is the perfect way to find out more about these mysteries! Discover how the Universe is expanding; see inside an atom; and learn about black holes. Superb full-color photographs of scientific instruments, 3-D models, and groundbreaking experiments make this book a compelling look at time and space.

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For centuries scientists have attempted to understand the concepts of time and space. Even now, in an era where we pride ourselves on our scientific accomplishments, we have only the most basic understanding of our planet's place in the universe. Concepts such as black holes, time travel, and the inner workings of atoms are the focus of intense research. Yet, despite mankind's efforts to grasp outer space and the relationship of time to space, these realities remain little understood. In this volume of the "Eyewitness Books" series, the reader is introduced to essential elements of practice and study through text, full-color photographs, 3-D model simulations, and sidebars featuring key experiments. The quantum theory, sub-atomic particles, relativity, and the "big bang" theory are presented in a multi-faceted manner. What we understand to be common sense may, indeed, be totally wrong when related to space and time. For example, why would time move backwards if travel was at a tremendous rate of speed? This seems to make no sense yet Einstein and subsequent physicists are convinced of its truth. All in all, Time & Space provides some thought-provoking material for students interested in this aspect of science. While the text is somewhat complex for a general reader it is appropriate for use with highly motivated or academically talented students. 2000, DK Publishing, Ages 12 up, $15.95. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789467157
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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