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How the universe got its spots : diary of a finite time in a finite space

Author: Janna Levin
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quest to discover the size and shape of the universe, by an exciting new voice in popular science.

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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Janna Levin; Janna Levin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janna Levin
ISBN: 0297646516 9780297646518
OCLC Number: 46810806
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Is the universe infinite or is it just really big? --
2. Infinity --
3. Newton, 300 years and Einstein --
4. Special relativity --
5. General relativity --
6. Quantum chance and choice --
7. Death and black holes --
8. Life and the big bang --
9. Beyond Einstein --
10. Adventures in Flatland and hyperspace --
11. Topology: links, locks, loops --
12. Through the looking glass --
13. Wonderland in 3D --
14. Mirrors in the sky --
15. How the universe got its spots --
16. The ultimate prediction --
17. Scars of creation --
18. The shape of things to come.
Other Titles: Diary of a finite time in a finite space
Responsibility: Janna Levin.
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