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Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious. A really good story, too. As this is the companion book to the amazing Infinite Monkey Cage Radio 4 programme, it is a must read if you are already a fan.
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It was later repeated on BBC Two at teatime, and the year-old me devoured every episode, twice. The book is bursting with brilliant bits of trivia and the sort of pub conversations that are no doubt taking place every day at MIT, Imperial College or other esteemed establishments. The conversations in my local are usually a lot duller, sadly. A few years before he became famous, I interviewed him about a Horizon documentary and expressed my concern that once switched on, the Large Hadron Collider would open up a gateway to hell, like in the movie Event Horizon. In the interests of transparency, I did provide some of the research for that offering. The more complex the subject matter, the simpler the layout should be.