What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff by Marcus Chown

What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff by Marcus Chown

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Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? This title deals with these questions.

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Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In "What a Wonderful World", Marcus Chown, bestselling author of "Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You" and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why the crucial advantage humans had over Neanderthals was sewing and why we are all living in a giant hologram.

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SKU GOR005320502
Title What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
Author By (author) Marcus Chown
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0571278396
ISBN 13 9780571278398
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In "What a Wonderful World", Marcus Chown, bestselling author of "Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You" and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why the crucial advantage humans had over Neanderthals was sewing and why we are all living in a giant hologram.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005320502
Title What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
Author By (author) Marcus Chown
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0571278396
ISBN 13 9780571278398
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No