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How did a single “genesis event” create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble—here on earth, and perhaps on other worlds—into living beings intricate enough to ponder their origins? What fundamental laws govern our universe?This book describes new discoveries and offers remarkable insights into these fundamental questions. There are deep connections between stars and atoms, between the cosmos and the microworld. Just six numbers, imprinted in the “big bang,” determine the essential features of our entire physical world. Moreover, cosmic evolution is astonishingly sensitive to the values of these numbers. If any one of them were “untuned,” there could be no stars and no life. This realization offers a radically new perspective on our universe, our place in it, and the nature of physical laws.

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Popular cosmologist Rees (Cambridge U.) traces the essential features of the physical cosmos to six numbers imprinted in the Big Bang, and argues that if a single one were untuned, there would be no stars and no life. He writes for general readers.
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A masterful, accessible simplification of a theory that explains the genesis of the universe in just six numbers.

Synopsis:

Popular cosmologist Rees (Cambridge U.) traces the essential features of the physical cosmos to six numbers imprinted in the Big Bang, and argues that if a single one were untuned, there would be no stars and no life. He writes for general readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465036721
Subtitle:
The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe
Author:
Rees, Martin
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Big bang theory
Subject:
Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Science Masters
Series Volume:
99-11
Publication Date:
20000106
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.63 in

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A masterful, accessible simplification of a theory that explains the genesis of the universe in just six numbers.

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