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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, butdon't have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you wantto know what scientists know about where you and your planet camefrom, but without the science blinding you? 'Course you do- and who better than For Dummies to tackle thebiggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: * Early ideas about our universe * Modern cosmology * Big Bang theory * Dark matter and gravity * Galaxies and solar systems * Life on earth * Finding life elsewhere * The Universe's forecast…mehr

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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, butdon't have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you wantto know what scientists know about where you and your planet camefrom, but without the science blinding you? 'Course you do- and who better than For Dummies to tackle thebiggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: * Early ideas about our universe * Modern cosmology * Big Bang theory * Dark matter and gravity * Galaxies and solar systems * Life on earth * Finding life elsewhere * The Universe's forecast

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 346
  • Erscheinungstermin: 17.03.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780470518014
  • Artikelnr.: 37294404
Autorenporträt
Stephen Pincock has been writing about science for the past15 years, after finishing a degree in Microbiology at theUniversity of New South Wales, Australia, and realising that whilethe whole science thing is utterly fascinating, he was less thaneager to spend the rest of his life peering down amicroscope. Stephen's currently a regular science contributor to TheFinancial Times and The Lancet among many otherpublications, and is the international correspondent for TheScientist. For quite a while he was an editor at ReutersHealth. Mark Frary is a science and technology writer. He studiedastronomy and physics at University College London, writing adissertation on the production of positronium. While there, heworked at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory on atmosphericplasma physics. After completing his degree, he moved to Geneva andworked on the OPAL experiment at the European particle physicslaboratory CERN. Mark co-wrote the book You Call This The Future?, a look atthe 50 best sciencefiction gadgets ever conceived and how they havebecome reality. He lives in Ampthill in Bedfordshire with his wifeand two children. Mark and Stephen are the authors of Codebreaker: The History ofSecret Communication.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction. Part I: In the Beginning: Early Ideas About Our Universe. Chapter 1: Exploring the Early Universe. Chapter 2: Looking Up at the Stars: Early Beliefs. Chapter 3: The Apple Drops: Newton
Gravity
and the Rotation of the Planets. Part II: Modern Cosmology: Going Off with a Bang. Chapter 4: Bending the Universe: Magnets and Gravity. Chapter 5: Measuring the Universe. Chapter 6: Cooking Up a Big Bang. Chapter 7: Letting It Rise: Expanding and Inflating the Universe. Chapter 8: Thinking Differently About the Universe. Part III: Building Your Own Universe. Chapter 9: Building Things from Scratch. Chapter 10: Forcing the Pace: The Roles of Natural Forces in the Universe. Chapter 11: Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Pinging Strings. Chapter 12: Playing with the Universe's Chemistry Set. Chapter 13: Making Stars
Solar Systems
Galaxies
and More. Chapter 14: Giving Birth to Life. Chapter 15: Travelling Through Time. Part IV: Asking the Tough Questions. Chapter 16: Explaining the Unexplainable. Chapter 17: Finding Life Elsewhere. Chapter 18: Coming to an End. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Different Beliefs about the Origins of the Universe. Chapter 20: Ten Greatest Cosmological Advances. Appendix: Understanding Scientific Units and Equations. Index.