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The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

By: Richard Panek

297 pages, no illustrations

Oneworld Publications

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #190855 | ISBN-13: 9781851688210
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About this book

Only 4% of the universe consists of the matter that makes our bodies, the Earth and every star and planet. Over the last few decades scientists have been battling to understand the rest: the strange "dark matter" and even stranger "dark energy". In exhilarating and behind-the-scenes detail, Panek takes us on a tour of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fuelled the search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe.


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Biography

Richard Panek is author of The Invisible Century and Seeing and Believing and writes frequently for the New York Times, as well as Discover, Esquire, Outside, and others.

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