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  • Breakthrough

  • Spectacular Stories of Scientific Discovery from the Higgs Particle to Black Holes
  • By: Marcus Chown
  • Narrated by: Marcus Chown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Science & Engineering, Science
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Summary

The spellbinding stories of the scientists whose eureka! breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's astonishing predictive power.

Breakthrough takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the eureka! moments of modern physics. Charting the spellbinding stories of the scientists who predicted and discovered the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles and even antimatter, Marcus Chown reveals science's greatest mystery: its astonishing predictive power.

Breakthrough was previously published in 2020 in hardback under the title The Magicians.

©2021 Marcus Chown (P)2021 Faber Audio

Critic reviews

"An excellent popular science book." (Dara Ó Briain)

"A thoroughly informative and entertaining read." (Anna Burns, Booker Prize-winning author of Milkman)

"One of the best-written books about phsyics I have ever come across." (Popular Science

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