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The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report

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From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers — who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? — and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

Synopsis:

From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers — who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? — and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

Synopsis:

From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers — who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? — and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

About the Author

Timothy Ferris is the bestselling author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way (winner of the American Institute of Physics Prize) and The Mind's Sky (named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times), among other books. An emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley, he lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Shores of Light

2 The Expansion of the Universe

3 The Shape of Space

4 Blast from the Past

5 The Black Taj

6 The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

7 Cosmic Evolution

8 Symmetry and Imperfection

9 The Speed of Space

10 The Origin of the Universe(s)

11 Quantum Weirdness

12 A Place for Us

Contrarian Theological Afterword

Notes

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Index

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mudcatmls, September 5, 2013 (view all comments by mudcatmls)
A very good writing on the history of what we have learned about our universe. Timothy Ferris is a good science writer and puts his thoughts across very well. He has the same talents as Carl Sagan as to putting science across to the general public. A must read book.
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ISBN:
9780684838618
Author:
Ferris, Timothy
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1998-208428
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.09 oz

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"Synopsis" by , From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers — who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? — and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

"Synopsis" by , From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.

Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers — who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? — and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.

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