The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year Entertaining and at times mind boggling guide to the weakest of nature s fundamental forces, which also controls the fate of the universe Manjit Kumar, The TimesGravity 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 existsGravity, 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 into the discovery of gravitational waves inAnd, 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


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