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Elephants in space : the past, present and future of life and the universe

Author: Ben Moore, (Professor of astrophysics)
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about the history and future of life and the universe, written at a level that any educated lay-person can understand and enjoy. It describes our place in time and space, how we got here and where we are going. It will take you on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. It will explain how mankind acquired this knowledge starting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Moore, (Professor of astrophysics)
ISBN: 9783319056715 3319056719
OCLC Number: 870987499
Description: xi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A brief history of human knowledge and discovery --
What we know and how we know it --
The big bang --
The origin of stars, planets and galaxies --
One day --
The brain --
Life in our universe --
Tomorrow --
The future of the visible universe --
What we do not know --
The final chapter.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Other Titles: Elefanten im All.
Responsibility: Ben Moore.

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This highly accessible book takes readers on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. It presents surprising, fascinating answers  Read more...

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