Author: Colin Stuart, Foreword by Tim Peake
Categories: Science - History - Philosophy
Price: £12.99Buy from Amazon
Publication date: 3 November 2016
About the book:
An exploration of space and time and a journey of discovery, through thirteen of the most fascinating Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution of Great Britain over the last 200 years. With a foreword by ESA astronaut Tim Peake.
Started at the Royal Institution (RI) in 1825 by Michael Faraday, the Christmas Lectures have been broadcast on television since the 1960s and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. First devised to attract young people to the magic of science through spectacular demonstrations, they are now watched by millions of people around the world every year.
Drawing on the incredible archive at the RI, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, this book will focus on thirteen of the most captivating Lectures given at the RI on space and time, taking a look at what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since.
''About the size and weight of a large slab of chocolate but far more nourishing.' — Daily Telegraph
'Joyous… A perfect Christmas gift for curious minds.' — Stanfords Blog
'Handsome and insightful.' — Waterstones Blog
'Extra special… An excellent book for anyone interested in space and time.' — One Giant Read
'Perfect with a slice of Christmas cake.' — BBC Focus Magazine