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Ancient light : our changing view of the universe

Author: Alan P Lightman
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd print]View all editions and formats
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The modern story of cosmology began with the big bang model, but recent observations of the location and motions of galaxies challenge this view. This book explores the history, theories, evidence,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan P Lightman
ISBN: 0674033639 9780674033634 0674033620 9780674033627
OCLC Number: 611722172
Notes: Adapted from: Origins : the lives and worlds of modern cosmologists / by Alan Lightman and Roberta Brawer.
Description: XI, 170 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Alan Lightman.

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