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The Goldilocks enigma : why is the universe just right for life?

Author: P C W Davies
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how everything from the humble carbon atom to the speed of light and the laws of physics themselves interact. In this book, the author asks questions such as: Is there a theory of everything  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P C W Davies
ISBN: 9780141023267 0141023260
OCLC Number: 124947361
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2006.
Description: xiii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements --
A note on numbers --
1. The big questions --
2. The universe explained --
3. How the universe began --
4. What the universe is made of and how it all holds together --
5. The lure of complete unification --
6. Dark forces of the cosmos --
7. A universe fit for life --
8. Does a multiverse solve the Goldilocks enigma? --
9. Intelligent and not so intelligent design --
10. How come existence? --
Afterword : Ultimate explanations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul Davies.

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"Paul Davies' Cosmic Jackpot is a truly mesmerizing book, no matter which you universe you may inhabit!" --Michio Kaku, prof. of theoretical physics, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds

 
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