The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space

The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space

42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe, and Everything

eBook - 2016
Average Rating:
2
1
Rate this:
Presents a humorous tour of the Universe and discusses the planets, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the farthest reaches of space. Asks questions such as what might happen if you fall into a black hole or why Pluto isn't a planet.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : CBC Radio One/McClelland & Stewart, [2016]
ISBN: 9781551992648
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
richardhe
Jul 29, 2012

Jim Lebans makes space and physics entertaining and understandable to even the most unknowledgeable person through brief, yet logical explanations and a light, humourous tone (although not funny enough to LOL at). I would give this 5 stars if it had pictures or diagrams. Since this book is directed at amateurs, it can be sometimes difficult to visualize things correctly despite the good use of analogies.

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

I've enjoyed listening to Quirks and Quarks since I was a kid and this book is a nice extension of the show. It really emphasizes how special we are in the universe and how unlikely we are to ever find another place just like our home. They answer a lot of questions from: Where does space actually begin? to What are the chances we will ever be able to colonize other planets?

Age

Add Age Suitability

r
richardhe
Jul 29, 2012

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top