Big Numbers by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin, Ralph Edney
  

Synopsis

Big Numbers by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin, Ralph Edney

Big Numbers is a brilliant and imaginative book for 10 to 12 year olds which paints a fascinating picture of the comparative scale of phenomena in our world, from the vast to the infinitesimal. The reader is taken on a roller-coaster ride through maths, physics, chemistry, biology and technology: from zero to infinity in maths and time; from subatomic particles to galaxies; from the speed and size of the Big Bang to the size and age of the universe; from the speed of light to the power of gravity; from the size of a White Dwarf to that of a Black Hole; from a strand of DNA to the evolution of life on Earth; from the Hubble telescope to nanotechnology; Combining words and pictures in the way that has made Icon's highly acclaimed Introducing books famous, Big Numbers will fire the imagination of any bright youngster.

About the Author

John and Mary Gribbin are hugely respected popularisers of science for adults and children alike. Their Time and the Universe (Hodder) won the IES Information Book Award. Mary is the author of the hugely successful Eyewitness Guide to Time and Space (Dorling Kindersley). They live in Sussex. Ralph Edney is the brilliant illustrator of Introducing Time, Introducing Fractal Geometry and Introducing Learning and Memory.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 10 To 12

Author

Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin, Ralph Edney
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Publisher

Wizard Books an imprint of Icon Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2003

ISBN

9781840464313


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