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Cosmology : A Very Short Introduction - Peter Coles

Cosmology

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 23rd August 2001
ISBN: 9780192854162
Number Of Pages: 160

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Written in simple and accessible language, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, explains the discipline, covers its history, details the latest developments, and explains what is known, what is believed, and what is purely speculative. In addition, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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`There is an embarrassment of books about the universe for the general reader, but few manage to pack so much, so elegantly, into such a compact space as this does. The book is generously illustrated.' The Guardian 09/02/02/ `Coles takes you gently through everything from Blue Shift to parallel Universe in a thoroughly entertaining read' TNT Magazine `a pleasure to read' New Scientist, 29/09/01

1: A Brief History 2: Einstein and All That 3: The Big Bang 4: In the Beginning 5: Cosmology by Numbers 6: What's the Matter? 7: The Emergence of Structure 8: The Future

ISBN: 9780192854162
ISBN-10: 019285416X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 23rd August 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12

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