New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything (Paperback)

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~i~>Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking.

When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin?

Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond.

From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.


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About the Author


Since 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over 5 million highly engaged readers around the world.

Graham Lawton studied for a degree in biochemistry and MSc in science communication at Imperial College London, before joining the New Scientist, where he has been for almost all the 21st century, first as features editor and now as deputy editor. Shortlisted by the Association of British Science Writers, his writing and editing has won a number of awards. This is his first book.

Praise For…


The best-looking science book ever created. The great thing about this book is that you can get it for anyone, at any age-it's such a fun and fascinating read.—FastCompany


Product Details
ISBN: 9781473696266
ISBN-10: 1473696267
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English