The Ascent of Gravity

  • by Marcus Chown
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world, yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognised and described, yet it is the least understood. It is a 'force' that keeps your feet on the ground, yet no such force actually exists. Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'. And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from?
Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics.
Read by Adjoa Andoh.

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A book much bigger than it's title

The audio book the ascent of gravity is a very well rounded picture of everything we know about physics from the classic laws through to the cutting edge of theoretical physics
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- Mr G

Difficult at times but worth it. Very well read

Difficult at times but worth it. Very well read , recommended , gives some great insights.
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- Ciaran

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2017
  • Publisher: Orion