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Published: 28 March 2019

176 Pages | 30 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198806547

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Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Geoff Cottrell

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces matter, the stuff our universe is made of, from its familiar forms as solids, liquids, and gases to plasmas, exotic forms of quantum matter, and antimatter
  • Traces the origins of matter to the Big Bang, almost 14 billion years ago
  • Includes an understanding of the atomic properties of the different forms of matter
  • Considers the two mysterious forms which between them account for 95% of all matter: dark matter, and dark energy
  • Explores the limits of what we can explain, and highlights the questions we still have about matter
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

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