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Cosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time, Richard Morris

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Cosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time
Title
Cosmic questions
Title remainder
galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time
Statement of responsibility
Richard Morris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What happened before the big bang? Is space infinite? When did time begin? How are galaxies formed? Do other universes exist? Today, scientists stand poised to answer these far-reaching questions about the fundamental nature of the universe, questions that have both challenged and confounded human beings through the millennia. In this bold, timely, and captivating book, acclaimed science writer Richard Morris identifies and delineates these key questions
  • His search for answers goes to the very threshold of contemporary scientific knowledge
  • In a writing style The New York Times hails as "exhilarating," Morris provides clear, precise explanations of the best current answers to each profoundly important question
  • Exploring and fully explaining the newest discoveries and theories in the field of cosmology - the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe - he offers fascinating insights into science's most captivating riddles, introducing readers to the intriguing world of cosmic strings and quark nuggets, shadow matter and imaginary time
  • He makes emerging theoretical concepts abundantly clear, and shows how the frontier of cosmology is addressing the all-important question of exactly where human beings fit into the great galactic puzzle
  • Featuring a thorough explanation of the 1992 breakthrough voyage of NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite - and its effects on the big bang theory - Cosmic Questions is a thrilling journey through some of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century and the likely discoveries to come
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DLC
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1939-2003
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Morris, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.M859 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmologie
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Cosmologie
  • Astronomie
  • Kosmologie
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Cosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time, Richard Morris
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Did the big bang really happen? -- Is space infinite? -- When did time begin? -- How will the universe end? -- What is the universe made of? -- Where did the galaxies come from? -- What is nothingness like? -- What is time? -- Why do we exist? -- Knowing the mind of God
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780471132967
Lccn
93013373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27976104
Label
Cosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time, Richard Morris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Did the big bang really happen? -- Is space infinite? -- When did time begin? -- How will the universe end? -- What is the universe made of? -- Where did the galaxies come from? -- What is nothingness like? -- What is time? -- Why do we exist? -- Knowing the mind of God
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780471132967
Lccn
93013373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27976104

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