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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

Narrated by: Marcus Chown
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Contains an exclusive Q&A with the author, Marcus Chown.

Best-selling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.

There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. 

With brilliant clarity and wit, best-selling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind 50 remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?

Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives. 

©2018 Marcus Chown (P)2018 Michael O'Mara

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Wonders of the Universe

Regardless how many times I hear the incredible unknowns of the universe it’s always just as fascinating.

This author brings this story in his own words and adds his own little perspective of wonderment which I found engaging.

Recommended to all those that can’t get enough of the infinite wonders of physics and the universe.

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  • Heisenberg
  • 11-07-18

Scattergun look at a variety of scientific facts.

Fifty brief overviews of diverse (and quite random) scientific facts. While a lot of the material was interesting, I found the whole approach of the book far too scattergun, and the material not covered in sufficient detail.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris Pedder
  • 06-25-19

Narrator lets down his own book.

I am a huge fan of Chown’s books. His voice, however, is not one that lends itself to narration and detracts from an interesting story.