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In search of the big bang : the life and death of the universe

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: London, England ; New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: In this radically revised and updated edition incorporating the latest scientific findings, science writer and cosmologist John Gribbin explores the origins of the Universe and considers its ultimate fate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin
ISBN: 0140269894 9780140269895
OCLC Number: 39095642
Notes: "A Penguin original"--Label on cover.
Description: xiv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface to the second edition --
Arrow Of Time: --
Supreme law --
Light and thermodynamics --
Large and the small --
Improbable Universe --
Irreversible Universe --
Realm Of The Nebulae: --
Original theory --
Nebular hypothesis --
Observing the Universe --
How Far Is Up?: --
Halley's Universe --
From the Earth to the Sun --
From the Sun to the stars --
Stepping stones to our Galaxy --
Cepheid yardstick --
Scale of the Galaxy --
Across the Universe --
Hubble's Universe --
Expanding Universe: --
Redshifts and blue-shifts --
Redshifts rule the roost --
Einstein --
Einstein's theories --
Proof --
Einstein's Universe --
Cosmic Egg: --
Fathers of cosmology --
Age of the Universe --
Choice of Universes --
Large and the small --
Gamow's Universe --
Two questions --
Two Keys To The Universe: --
Age of the Sun --
Cycles and chains in stars --
Cooking the elements --
Lost years --
Echo of creation --
Standard Model: --
Cosmic fireball --
First four minutes --
Next 10 billion years --
Remaining questions --
Close To Critical: --
Stepping stones to the Universe --
Age of the Galaxy --
Redshift test --
Attraction of Virgo --
Microwaves and the movement of the Milky Way --
Weighing the infrared evidence --
Need For Inflation: --
Mass and light --
Baryons and the Universe --
Problems of the Big Bang --
Ultimate free lunch --
Primordial chaos and ultimate order --
In Search Of The Missing Mass: --
Beyond the baryons --
Neutrino cosmology --
Making matter --
Cold, dark matter --
Halo conspiracy --
Galactic froth --
Blowing hot and cold --
Bias for cold, dark matter --
Strings and things --
Black holes, quark nuggets and shadow matter --
Best buy --
Birth and Death of the Universe --
Fates of stars --
Fate of matter --
Moment of creation --
Seeker of singularities --
Quantum realities --
Quantum cosmology --
Hawking's Universe --
Eternal inflation --
Appendix: End of the search --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Life and death of the universe
Life & death of the universe
Responsibility: John Gribbin.
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