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The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead

Dispatches from the Front Line of Science

By Marcus Chown

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 20 September 2007
What happens when you die?According to one prominent physicist, you will be instantaneously resurrected - despite trillions upon trillions of years having passed - in the dying days of the Universe. Stretching before you will be a subjective eternity of existence: the never-ending days of being dead .This is just one of the strange but wonderful scientific ideas, each from the mind of one of the world's most daring and imaginative scientists - in Marcus Chown's superbly readable new book. Learn how the big bang may have been spawned by a collision between 'island universes'; where we came from; will we ever find ET and many more.

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The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead: Dispatches from the Front Line of Science by Marcus Chown contains the cutting edge of science entertainingly explained by the brilliant New Scientist writer.

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Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is now cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. Marcus's first popular science book, Afterglow of Creation - runner-up for the prestigious Rhone-Poulenc Prize - was published to much acclaim in 1994. The Magic Furnace, Marcus's second book, was published in Britain in 1999. In Japan it was chosen as one of the Books of the Year by Asahi Shimbun, the world's biggest newspaper and, in the UK, the Daily Mail called it 'a dizzy page-turner with all the narrative devices you'd expect to find in Harry Potter.' His third book, The Universe Next Door, was published in 2002. 'An exuberant book - a parallel universe where science is actually fun,' wrote the Independent. Marcus lives in London with his wife, Karen.

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"'Marcus Chown has the happy knack of making abstruse subjects seem intelligible.' Sir Patrick Moore"

EAN: 9780571220564
ISBN: 0571220568
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Dimensions: 19.9 x 12.7 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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