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

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

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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe Summary


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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Sku
GOR002557734
Title
50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
207
ISBN 10
1848660669
ISBN 13
9781848660663
Prizes
N/A
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