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Title:
The matchbox that ate a forty-ton truck : what everyday things tell us about the universe
Author:
Chown, Marcus.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Faber and Faber, 2010.

©2009
Physical Description:
xiii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 2009 by Faber and Faber, Great Britain, as We need to talk about Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe.
Language:
English
Contents:
The face in the window -- Why atoms rock and roll all over the place -- No more than two peas in a pod at a time -- We need to talk about Kelvin -- You, me and the spectacularly unlikely triple-alpha process -- The 4.5-billion-degree furnace -- The unutterable feebleness of starlight -- The bang before the Big One -- The Humpty Dumpty tendency -- Random reality -- Earth's full, go home.
ISBN:
9780865479227
Format :
Book