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Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time By James Cornell (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time by James Cornell (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

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Summary

In this volume, six leading cosmologists provide a current 'state of the universe' report, examining what we know about the universe, and what pieces are still missing from the cosmic puzzle.

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time Summary

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time: The New Cosmology by James Cornell (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

In the last decade, advances made in observational instruments and computational techniques have allowed astronomers to look both deeper into space and, by implication, further back into time to construct new scenarios for the probable beginning and possible end of the cosmos. Ironically, each new discovery, while revealing intricate details, has also posed new questions. People have always speculated on the nature of the universe, pondering its origin, evolution and eventual fate. 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. Taken in toto their contributions provide a stimulating addition to the field.

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time Reviews

'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

Table of Contents

1. Discovering the universe: an introduction Alan P. Lightman; 2. Measuring the universe: redshifts and standard candles Robert P. Kirshner; 3. Mapping the universe: slices and bubbles Margarer J. Geller; 4. Weighing the universe: dark matter and missing mass Vera C. Rubin; 5. Starting the universe: the Big Bang and cosmic inflation Alan H. Guth; 6. Expanding the universe: Space Telescope and beyond in the next twenty years James E. Gunn; Index.

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GOR002978510
9780521426732
0521426731
Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time: The New Cosmology by James Cornell (Harvard University, Massachusetts)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1991-11-21
208
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