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The Prophet and the Astronomer: A Scientific Journey to the End of Time

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TRACING OUR CONTEMPLATION of the cosmos from the big bang to the big crunch (The New Yorker). Marcelo Gleiser explores the shared quest of ancient prophets and today's astronomers to explain the strange phenomena of our skies--from the apocalypse foretold in Revelations to modern science's ongoing identification of multiple cataclysmic threats, including the impact of comets and asteroids on earthly life, the likelihood of future collisions, the meaning of solar eclipses and the death of stars, the implications of black holes for time travel, and the ultimate fate of the universe and time. Presenting insights to cosmological science and apocalyptic philosophy in an easily accessible (Library Journal) style, Gleiser is a rare astrophysicist as comfortable quoting Scripture as explaining formulas (Booklist). K. C. Cole praises his ability to [work] the entwined threads of science and religion into a vision of the end' that is strangely comforting and inspiring.

Synopsis:

An astrophysicist--the author of "The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang"--guides readers through the celestial apocalypse, from Revelations to the Big Crunch. 30 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-246) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393049879
Subtitle:
A Scientific Journey to the End of Time
Author:
Gleiser, Marcelo
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
End of the universe.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.57x6.38x1.07 in. 1.30 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Cosmology

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393049879 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An astrophysicist--the author of "The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang"--guides readers through the celestial apocalypse, from Revelations to the Big Crunch. 30 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-246) and index.
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