How big is infinity? How small is an electron? When will the Sun destroy the Earth? How fast is a nerve impulse in your brain? Why can't you see inside a black hole? What's the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth? What's the furthest you can see on a clear night?
With their characteristic panache and unrivalled clarity, world-renowned science authors Mary and John Gribbin take us on an incredible, thought-provoking and often scarcely believable (but of course all true) whistle-stop tour of everything you ever wanted to know about science.
Mary Gribbin works in education in East Sussex and writes books for children about science as well as books for adults with John Gribbin. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
John Gribbin is one of the most respected and best known popularisers of science in the world. His numerous bestselling books have included In Search of Schrodinger's Cat and Science: A History.