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Big Bang - 3rd edition

by Joseph Silk

Big Bang (ISBN10: 0716738783; ISBN13: 9780716738787)
ISBN13: 978-0716738787
ISBN10: 0716738783

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0716742463, 978-0805072563
ISBN10: 0716742462, 080507256X

Summary: Our universe was born billions of years ago in a hot, violent explosion of elementary particles and radiationæthe big bang. What do we know about this ultimate moment of creation, and how do we know it? A marvelous introduction to scientific cosmology, The Big Bang, 3/e draws upon the latest theories and technology to provide a sweeping, lucid account of the event that set the universe in motion.

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  • Author is an award-winning astronomer and physicist
  • Suitable for a course covering cosmology
  • Explores the evidence for the big bang model
  • Recounts the history of cosmological speculation
New to This Edition
  • Photos and measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite, and Infrared Space Observatory
  • Modern estimates of the age of the universe
  • New ideas in string theory and superstring theory
  • Recent experiments on neutrino detection
  • New theories about the presence of dark matter in galaxies
  • New developments of star formation and the evolution of galaxies
  • The latest ideas about black holes, worm holes, quantum foam, and multiple universes


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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
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Publisher: Owl Books
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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