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Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time : The New Cosmology - James Cornell

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time

The New Cosmology

By: James Cornell (Editor)

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Published: 20th January 1992
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In this volume, six leading cosmologists provide a current "state of the universe" report: what we have learned about its nature, but also what pieces are still missing from the cosmic puzzle. The roster of contributors reads like a Who's Who of modern cosmology: A. P. Lightman, Robert P. Kirshner, Margaret J. Geller, Vera C. Rubin, Alan Guth, and James Gunn. The book is an excellent overview of the big questions facing modern cosmology. It does not require a background in physics, so any lay reader who appreciates astronomy and the study of the cosmos will enjoy this lively discussion.

'Everything you wanted to know about the universe and more ... A clear and articulate style of presentation plus very good visual aids makes this book an enjoyable and informative read.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association ' ... very readable ...' New Scientist 'This is a good book and can be highly recommended.' Astronomy Now 'A volume remarkable for its consistency, authoritativeness and readable style.' Contemporary Physics

Discovering the universe: an introduction
Measuring the universe: redshifts and standard candles
Mapping the universe: slices and bubbles
Weighing the universe: dark matter and missing mass
Starting the universe: the Big Bang and cosmic inflation
Expanding the universe: Space Telescope and beyond in the next twenty years
Index
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ISBN: 9780521426732
ISBN-10: 0521426731
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th January 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.36 x 13.77  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.35