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The big bang theory : what it is, where it came from, and why it works

Author: Karen C Fox
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The touchstone of a new series on scientific theories of the twentieth century, this book relates the history of one of the most well-known theories of modern science and addresses how it arose,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen C Fox
ISBN: 0471394521 9780471394525
OCLC Number: 48883033
Description: x, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. How we came to believe the big bang theory --
1. The first cosmologies --
2. The birth of the big bang --
3. The search for proof --
pt. 2. How good a theory is it --
4. Scientific reactions --
5. Glitches --
6. Current and future research --
7. The edge of the unknown --
A big bang timeline.
Responsibility: Karen C. Fox.
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