What Shape Is Space?

A primer for the 21st century


One of four titles in Thames & Hudson’s innovative new ‘Big Idea’ series, this well-informed and lucid book takes a comprehensive look at the incredible ideas and possibilities born from the simple question, ‘What shape is space?’


ISBN: 9780500293669 Category:

Giles Sparrow


The Big Idea shortlisted for series design in the British Design and Production Awards

What Shape is Space? is a question with surprisingly far-reaching implications for our understanding of the very nature of reality and our place within it. The concepts involved may be sophisticated, but Giles Sparrow’s effortless prose style easily renders them understandable, allowing readers to get to grips with the overarching debates at the cutting edge of cosmology today. Infographics, diagrams and astronomical visualizations illustrate and clarify the various astonishing implications of a universe of infinite space.

Additional information

Weight 333 g
Dimensions 15.4 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2018
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Matthew Taylor
Dimensions 15.4 x 22.9 cm
Weight 333 g


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