Nothing : surprising insights everywhere from zero to oblivion / edited by Jeremy Webb.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : The Experiment, [2014]
  • ©2013
Description
vi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Notes
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Profile Books Ltd"--Title page verso.
  • "A book from NewScientist."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index.
Contents
Beginnings. The big bang / Marcus Chown ; Secret life of the brain / Douglas Fox ; From zero to hero / Richard Webb ; Heal thyself / Jo Marchant -- Mysteries. The day time began / Paul Davies ; Placebo power / Michael Brooks ; Wastes of space? / Laura Spinney ; Banishing consciousness / Linda Geddes -- Making sense of it all. Out of thin air / Per Eklund ; Busy doing nothing / Jonathan Knight ; The hole story / Richard Webb ; Into the void / Nigel Henbest ; Zero, zip, zilch / Ian Stewart -- Surprises. The turbulent life of empty space / Paul Davies ; When mind attacks body / Helen Pilcher ; Ride the celestial subway / Ian Stewart ; Vacuum packed / David Harris ; Nothing in common / Ian Stewart -- Voyages of discovery. Absolute zero / Michael de Podesta ; Boring-ology : a happy tedium / Valerie Jamieson ; Putting the idle to word / David E. Fisher ; Get up, get out of bed / Rick A. Lovett -- Conclusions. The workout pill / Andy Coghlan ; The world of superstuff / Michael Brooks ; Pathways to cosmic oblivion / Stephen Battersby.
Other title(s)
NewScientist.
ISBN
  • 9781615192052 ((pbk.))
  • 1615192050 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2014002254
OCLC
869552454
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