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Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time

Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time
The New Cosmology

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Alan P. Lightman, Robert P. Kirshner, Margarer J. Geller, Vera C. Rubin, Alan H. Guth, James E. Gunn
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  • Date Published: January 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521426732

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  • 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. The roster of contributors reads like a Who's Who of modern cosmology: A. P. Lightman, Robert P. Kirshner, Margaret J. Geller, Vera C. Rubin, Alan Guth, and James Gunn. The book is an excellent overview of the big questions facing modern cosmology. It does not require a background in physics, so any lay reader who appreciates astronomy and the study of the cosmos will enjoy this lively discussion.

    • Discover how astronomers measure and weigh the Universe
    • This is a readable and up-to-date guide to our present knowledge of the universe and to its unsolved mysteries
    • A highly readable account of the search for Cold Dark Matter - the 98% of the Universe that astronomers can't find!
    • Big Bang and Inflation in the Universe
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Everything you wanted to know about the Universe and more would be an apt summing up of this excellent text." Journal of the British Astronomical Association

    "...highly recommended for those who wish to learn about some of the current ideas being put forward by cosmologists..." Astronomy Now

    "...well written, readable, and authoritative." Science Books and Films

    "...this is a fine introduction to the methods and ideas with which humanity is exploring the furthest reaches of the cosmos." Mercury

    "...a handy, fairly up-to-date account of these cosmic affairs and well worth a read." Griffith Observer

    "...a mindstretcher that brings you up-to-date about our conception of the universe..." The Science Teacher

    "...a very interesting book written for a lay audience...I strongly recommend it for all those who are fascinated by the Universe..." André Roberge, Physics in Canada

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    • Date Published: January 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521426732
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editor

    James Cornell, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Contributors

    Alan P. Lightman, Robert P. Kirshner, Margarer J. Geller, Vera C. Rubin, Alan H. Guth, James E. Gunn

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