The pace and sophistication of recent
discoveries in space has been breathtaking, but breakthroughs are often
difficult to understand and their impact is hard to fully appreciate.
In 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe, Joanne Baker clearly and concisely explains all of the essential concepts, major discoveries and the very latest thinking in astrophysics, including: the basic principles of astronomy – from heliocentrism to Newton’s theory of optics; the constituent parts of the Universe, its creation and evolution; the key concepts of cosmology including the theory of relativity, supermassive black holes and ‘multiverses’; the very latest developments in our understanding of quasars, exoplanets and astrobiology.
About The Author
Joanne Baker studied Physics at the University of Cambridge and took her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Sydney in 1995. She is an editor at Nature magazine, where her speciality is space and Earth science.
Series: 50 Ideas Series
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 6th January 2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 17.8 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1