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Gravity : A Ladybird Expert Book - Jim Al-Khalili


A Ladybird Expert Book

Hardcover Published: 19th February 2019
ISBN: 9780718189037
Number Of Pages: 56
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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An accessible and authoritative introduction to Gravity for adult readers.

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Gravity is an accessible and authoritative introduction to a force as familiar to us as breathing.

Written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili, Gravity proves to be so much more than the adage- 'what goes up must come down'. Stuck to the surface of our planet we experience gravity merely as a force pulling us down to the ground, but we will discover that it is far richer than that.

Inside, you'll learn that gravity is not really a 'force' at all, but something altogether more profound. In fact, gravity controls the very shape of space and the passage of time themselves and, as such, the history and destiny of the entire Universe.

Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

About the Author

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, OBE is an academic, author and broadcaster. He is a leading theoretical physicist based at the University of Surrey, where he teaches and carries out research in quantum mechanics. He is the author of a number of popular science books, including Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science and the bestselling Life on the Edge (with Johnjoe McFadden). He has presented television and radio documentaries, including the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History and The Secret Life of Chaos, and hosts BBC Radio 4's popular The Life Scientific series. He was awarded the 2007 Royal Society Michael Faraday Medal and the 2011 Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. He lives in Hampshire.

ISBN: 9780718189037
ISBN-10: 0718189035
Series: Ladybird Expert
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 19th February 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1

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