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The Science of Ever wondered what the end of the Universe might actually look like? Why the number 42 is so significant? Or whether time travel really would put a stop to history as we know it? If so you are clearly a fan of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, now a major motion picture. Much of the book was sheer whimsy: talking mattresses, the Vogons, triple-breasted whores and that Ol' Janx Spirit. But like all good science fiction, it contained more than a grain of scientific fact. Adams was a science and technology enthusiast and his books were inspired by - prefigured even - many of the great scientific debates of our times. The Science of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a light-hearted, accessible and informative tour of the real cutting-edge research behind the corner-stones of a much-loved classic, including space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers and more.

About Michael Hanlon

MICHAEL HANLON is one of Britain's most successful science writers. He has been Science Editor at The Daily Mail for more than four years- prior to this he was at The Daily Express, The Independent and The Irish News. He contributes regularly to magazines such as The Spectator and New Statesman, and appears on TV and radio as a science pundit. He has written two popular science books to date: The Worlds of Galileo (Constable, 2001) and The Real Mars (Constable, 2004). He has helped London's Science Museum put together an exhibition celebrating The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. For more information see http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/hitchhikers

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Author : Michael Hanlon
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 28 April 2005
ISBN : 1403945772
EAN : 9781403945778
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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