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Ancient light :our changing view of the universe

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Book News Annotation:

MIT physicist Lightman tells the story of cosmology, new discoveries, the outstanding questions, and the controversies. His striking and original analogies make the subject accessible to the general reader.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-138) and index.

About the Author

Alan Lightman is Professor of Science and Writing and Senior Lecturer in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Scientist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Table of Contents

Cosmic Questions

Early Cosmologies

The Birth of Modern Cosmology

The Big Bang Model

Other Cosmological Models

Difficulties with the Big Bang Model

Large-Scale Structure and Dark Matter

Instruments and Technology

Initial Conditions and Quantum Cosmology

Particle Physics, the New Cosmology, and the Inflationary Universe Model

The Anthropic Principle

At Home

Notes

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674033627
Subtitle:
Our Changing View of the Universe
Author:
Lightman, Alan
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomers
Copyright:
Series Volume:
SP-17A(90
Publication Date:
19910901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
40 halftones, 21 line illustrations
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in .9 lb

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