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Rutherford and Fry’s Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything

Rutherford, Adam, Fry, Hannah
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd (Penguin (Transworld))
Published: October 13, 2022
ISBN: 9780552176712
304 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

In Rutherford and Fry’s comprehensive guidebook, they tell the complete story of the universe and absolutely everything in it – skipping over some of the boring parts.
This is a celebration of the weirdness of the cosmos, the strangeness of humans and the fact that amid all the mess, we can somehow make sense of life.

Our brains have evolved to tell us all sorts of things that feel intuitively right but just aren’t true: the world looks flat, the stars seem fixed in the heavenly firmament, a day is 24 hours… This book is crammed full of tales of how stuff really works. With the power of science, Rutherford and Fry show us how to bypass our monkey-brains, taking us on a journey from the origin of time and space, via planets, galaxies, evolution, the dinosaurs, all the way into our minds, and wrestling with some truly head-scratching questions that only science can answer:

What is time, and where does it come from?
Why are animals the size and shape they are?
How horoscopes work (Spoiler: they don’t, but you think they do)
Does my dog love me?
Why nothing is truly round?
Do you need your eyes to see?

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