Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why in the world did life invent sex when asexual reproduction is so much less bother? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Why, when we share 99 % of our DNA with chimpanzees, does the 1% make such a huge difference? How can something invisible that comes down a wire power our civilisation? How do computers work, and what will computers never be able to do? How did an advanced breed of monkey like us get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing?
In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, bestselling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System for iPad app, widens his usual scope to explain not only how the scientific world works but how the whole world works. If everything in our information-overloaded society has passed you by in a high-speed blur, this book will bring you quickly and painlessly up to speed on how the world of the 21st century works.
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD by MARCUS CHOWN
One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
Author of We Need To Talk About Kelvin (shortlisted for 2010 Royal Society Book Prize)
Marcus is available for publicity. For more information please contact Ruth Killick on 07880703741 / firstname.lastname@example.org