Author(s): Mary Gribbin
Ã¢Â�Â¢ How big is infinityb
Ã¢Â�Â¢ How small is an electron>
Ã¢Â�Â¢ When will the Sun destroy the Earth
Ã¢Â�Â¢ How fast is a nerve impulse in your brainh
Ã¢Â�Â¢ Why canÃ¢Â�Â�t you see inside a black holes
Ã¢Â�Â¢ WhatÃ¢Â�Â�s the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earthe
Ã¢Â�Â¢ WhatÃ¢Â�Â�s the furthest you can see on a clear night
Welcome to the amazing world of Ã¢Â�Â�Big NumbersÃ¢Â�Â�, where youÃ¢Â�Â�ll travel from the furthest reaches of the known Universe to the tiniest particles that make up life on Earth. Together with Mary and John Gribbin, you can find out how our telescopes can see 10 billion years into the past, and why a thimble-full of a neutron star would contain as much mass as all the people on Earth put together!
John and Mary Gribbin are hugely respected popularisers of science for adults and children alike. Their Time and the Universe (Hodder) won the IES Information Book Award. Mary is the author of the hugely successful Eyewitness Guide to Time and Space (Dorling Kindersley). They live in Sussex. Ralph Edney is the brilliant illustrator of Introducing Time, Introducing Fractal Geometry and Introducing Learning and Memory.