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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know By Joanne Baker

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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe by Joanne Baker

In this, the latest volume in the best selling 50 Ideas series, author Joanne Baker unravels the complexities of the universe for a general readership.From Heliocentrism to dark matter, and from Kepler's laws of planetary motion and orbits to Olber's paradox and the Shapley-Curtis debate, she explains ideas at the cutting-edge of scientific enquiry, making them comprehensible and accessible to the layperson.Planets and solar systemCosmic microwave backgroundSupermassive black holesHeliocentrismBig bang nucleosynthesisGalaxy formation and evolutionKepler's lawsGeneral relativityGravitational lensingGalileoSpecial relativityStars: typesNewton's laws of motionBlack holesStars: births of starsGravitationString theoryStars: deaths of starsSpectrumAstroparticle physicsStars: life cyclesMilky WayCosmic raysThe sun: fusion and sunspotsDoppler shift and redshiftHiggs boson PulsarsShapley-Curtis debateAnthropic principleCepheids and variable starsOlbers paradoxHubblesequence of galaxy typesGamma ray burstsHubble's lawDark matterExoplanetsCosmic distance ladderLarge scale structureTheories of creationBig bangGalaxy clusters and voidsEarth-moon giant impact theoryCosmic inflationX-ray backgroundAstrobiologyDark energyRadio galaxiesFermi paradoxMatter and antimatterQuasars and active galactic nuclei

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About Joanne Baker


Joanne Baker is the author of Quercus' best selling science title "50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know." She studied Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK, and took her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Sydney in 1995. She is Books & Arts editor at "Nature" magazine.

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GOR010425287
50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe by Joanne Baker
Joanne Baker
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2010-10-02
207
1848660669
9781848660663
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