Best Read [Marcus Chown Govert Schilling] ☆ Tweeting the Universe: Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas || [Children's Book] PDF ☆

By Marcus Chown Govert Schilling | Comments: ( 578 ) | Date: ( May 28, 2020 )

Two master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters.Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from the most basic question Why is the sky dark at night and Why do stars twinkle to the most challenging What are quasaTwo master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters.Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from the most basic question Why is the sky dark at night and Why do stars twinkle to the most challenging What are quasars and What happened before the big bang.Some of the questions in this brilliantly informative book are as surprising as the answers Is it possible that all the galaxies we see in our telescopes are nothing but an optical illusion Could you swim on Saturn s moon, Titan Why doesn t the Moon fall down Not a stupid question, it turns out And would Saturn float in a big enough bath of water.


  • Title: Tweeting the Universe: Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas
  • Author: Marcus Chown Govert Schilling
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Marcus Chown Govert Schilling

Marcus Chown is an award winning writer and broadcaster Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist He is the author of the bestselling Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never Ending Days of Being Dead and The Magic Furnace He also wrote The Solar System, the bestselling app for iPad, which won the Future Book Award 2011 Marcus Chown has also written a work for children, Felicity Frobisher and the Three Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil.



Comments Tweeting the Universe: Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas

  • Brian Clegg

    Visit bookshopMy first reaction to this book was that it was going to be an irritating gimmick. How far could you get, after all, putting across complex science in 140 character tweets? However, Marcus Chown is one of the best science writers around, who I trust with my brain (I don't know Govert Schilling), so I was prepared to suspend disbelief.I immediately found the style was a little irritating in its conciseness, but it did produce a certain poetic need to really craft all the words that m [...]


  • Courtney Williams

    The book: Tweeting the Universe: Very Short Courses on Very Big IdeasThe author: Marcus Chown and Govert SchillingThe subject: 140 chapters, each dedicated to a scientific topic, explaining the topic in tweet-length bites.Why I chose it: I like science and Twitter, and also think that trying to write something as briefly and succinctly as possible can help you to see if you truly understand it.The rating: Four out of five starsWhat I thought of it: First of all, this isn't quite as impressiv [...]


  • Rabia Nihal

    Önemli Olgu : Güneşin aksine , Ay kendi ışığını yaymaz.Sadece Güneş aydınlattığı zaman görülür, o zaman Güneşin ışığını yansıtır.''Evreleri '' yaratan şey , Güneşin aydınlatma oranındaki değişikliktir.Ay yüzeyinin bazen büyük , bazen de küçük bir kısmı aydınlanır. Yunan mitolojisine göre Samanyolu' Herakles'i emziren tanrıça Hera'nın saçtığı süttür. Ancak gökten hızla geçen ve bir-iki saniye kadar görülebilen yıldızımsı cisim çok b [...]


  • Mizumi

    Quite a fun and interesting read (and glad to hear that both authors agree with me that a) women scientists are severely understated and need more mentions, so thanks for that and b) that the Very Large Telescope may be very aptly named, but not very originally). 140 questions answered in tweets - of course multiple tweets per answer, which almost makes one wonder why they didn't include more ellipses and finish the sentence in the next tweet, but I guess that's part of the challenge. It did hel [...]


  • Nurture Waratah

    I know the blurb makes this book sound boring but it really isn't. In fact, it is chock full of fascinating facts about some very interesting topics. The authors have managed to explain the answers to very large questions in small easy-to-understand tweets, making this book an excellent choice for the layperson. It would also be great as a beginners guide for those interested in delving deeper into science of physics.Overall, this is a book I would recommend to any reader with the least bit of i [...]


  • Sarah

    Clearly, the hook/gimmick in this one is in the title. We have 140 questions, each answered in a tweet. Well, not one tweet, but a number of tweet-sized paragraphs. This is where it falls down for me - because you can make the explanation as long as you want by this method! Mind you, it's not like answers could actually be done in 140 characters, so how else to do it? I found the disjointed, choppy approach OK at first, but later irritating. I'm not sure that people new to the subject will find [...]


  • Jozef Kuric

    Govert a Marcus, to nakoniec zvládli a stvorili symbolických 140 tém (otázok), zahrnutých do nasledovných hlavných kapitol: Obloha, Zem, Mesiac, Vesmírny priestor, Slnko, Slnečná sústava, Hviezdy, Mliečna dráha, Galaxie, Vesmír, Život vo vesmíre, Dejiny astronómie, Ďalekohľad, Pohľad do vesmíru. Mimochodom je ich presne 14, teda 10-krát menej, ako je otázok a aj znakov v jednom tweete.Čítajte viac: jozefkurice/c/30627


  • Oran

    The reason I bought it was because I found the universe interesting and fascinating and I had a lot of questions about it that could be answered in this book.This book is great in providing answers to the most asked questions about the vast universe and it gives brief, yet, detailed summaries of the astronomical physics aspect of space without it being perplexing.This book is also easy to read from reasonable young ages, I for example read it when I was 12.


  • Cam James

    A great little book for those (like myself) who want to know more about astronomy and astrophysics, but really aren't all that scientifically-minded. Bite-sized chunks of information allow you to spend a few minutes on a subject, perhaps one or two a day, and process it in your own time. There is a fair bit of repetition throughout the book, however, far from being annoying, it helps to reinforce ideas that may have been covered a few chapters earlier.


  • Vicky Sharratt

    Entertaining and accurately written guide to astronomy which has not been hindered by the twitter post constraints. Definitely recommended for non-scientists as a guide to the universe, but also to scientists/researchers as a guide to clear communication. If you can't say it in 140 characters you're not saying it right.


  • Rewan Tremethick

    A really fascinating introduction to the big ideas of science. The book explains some obvious questions as well as more complex ideas, translating the concepts into very simple premises. I learned a lot and it has really encouraged me to explore more about science and physics. Really recommended for anyone who has an interest in science but doesn't know where to start.


  • Eri

    宇宙船の船長になりたい。Uz dlouho jsem neměla takové dilema - dočíst nebo nedočíst, a co za chytrou knizku vemu do ruky pak? Vesmír je cool. Věda ještě víc. Zatím nevíme, odpověď jaká mi nevadí, jinych informací bylo dost. A třeba fakt jsou to ty želvy naskládané na sobě.


  • Wolf Draven

    Zvláštní a velmi zajímavá knížka.Moje recenze:wolf-draven/2012/0


  • Virginia Rand

    I love the idea but I don't know if it translated into a book that well. It sacrificed a bit of clarity to the format.


  • Jan

    Hodně zajímavých věcí o vesmíru podaných skvělou formou. Díky krátkým tweetům se text při vysvětlování zbytečně nekomplikuje, 140 znaků přímo k věci.


  • Konstantinos Chrisafis

    It may have worked as a Twitter account but it doesn't work as a book. Informative but boring and the broken English in order to remain under 140 characters were distracting and annoying.


  • Keith Grice

    Skimping on clarity to amuse those after a moments entertainment is an idea fit for the birds.


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