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Facts and Speculations in Cosmology

Details

  • 150 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 296 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.73 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.1
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB981 .N28 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Cosmology

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521865043)




Contents


Preface

page vii

Ancient cosmologies

1

The Greek epicycles

9

Reaching out to the Milky Way

28

Our position in the Galaxy

48

The world of galaxies

56

The expanding universe

75

Modelling the universe

88

What is the geometry of the universe like?

107

A universe without a beginning and without an end

119

The cosmological debate 1950–1965

136

The origin of the chemical elements

153

Cosmic microwave background

171

The very early universe

185

Dark matter and dark energy

207

An alternative cosmology

226

Unfaced challenges in cosmology

250

Epilogue

273

Index

281

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