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Just Six Numbers : Science Masters - Martin Rees

Just Six Numbers

Science Masters


Published: 1st January 2001
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How did a single 'genesis event' create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble -- here on Earth, and perhaps on other worlds -- into living beings intricate enough to ponder their origins? This book describes the recent avalanche of discoveries about the universe's fundamental laws, and the deep connections that exist between stars and atoms -- the cosmos and the microscopic world. Just six numbers, imprinted in the 'big bang', determine the essence of our world, and this book devotes one chapter to explaining each.

The Astronomer Royal turns his attention to one of the great mysteries - why is the universe 'just right' for lifeforms like us to exist in it? Things such as the strength of gravity and the speed with which the universe is expanding turn out to be astonishingly fine tuned: a tiny difference in one of these could make the universe unrecognizably different and uninhabitable. In fact, there are at least a score of such cosmic coincidences, but here Rees picks on just six to discuss in detail. A fascinating way to present the latest ideas about the universe. (Kirkus UK)

ISBN: 9780753810224
ISBN-10: 0753810220
Series: Science Masters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2