Fundamentals

£9.99

‘Fundamentals’ is built around a simple but profound idea: the everyday models of reality that we construct are adequate for many practical purposes, but they do not take account of the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science. To do that, we must look anew, combining clear thinking with an openness to wonder, and we will find that the universe is larger, fuller and much stranger than we might expect.

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One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world

In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way–bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before.

Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.

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Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

530.01 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K