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Cosmic enigmas

Author: Joseph Silk
Publisher: Woodbury, NY : AIP Press, ©1994.
Series: Masters of modern physics, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Archeology is the science that probes the past few thousand years. Geology takes us back two or even three billion years. Beyond that is the realm of cosmology: the study of the beginnings of the Universe around us.""--BOOK JACKET. "So begins a journey deep into the origins of time, the birth of galaxies, and all the way to the farthest realm, beyond the end of it all. The tour starts at the beginning, the very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Silk
ISBN: 1563962756 9781563962752 1563960613 9781563960611
OCLC Number: 29219689
Description: xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Masters of modern physics, v. 10.
Responsibility: Joseph Silk.

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The articles in this work represent a special selection by the author of essays written for a more general non-scientist audience. The topics span the beginning of time until its end, and encompass  Read more...

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