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The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmology

Author: Joseph Silk
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk guides the reader through the modern understanding of the cosmos, in a narrative that brings together the latest theory and observation and combines science with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Silk
ISBN: 9780198505105 0198505108
OCLC Number: 252637234
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Perspectives ; 3. Principles ; 4. Our neighbourhood ; 5. The universe of galaxies ; 6. The invisible cosmos ; 7. Supermassive black holes and the birth of galaxies ; 8. Clusters and clustering ; 9. Space is nearly flat ; 10. Dark energy and the runaway universe ; 11. The panacea of cold dark matter ; 12. From time to time machines ; 13. Origins ; 14. The seeds of structure ; 15. Beyond the beginning ; 16. Towards the infinite universe ; 17. Into the infinite future ; 18. And so to God ; 19. Conclusion ; 20. Glossary ; 21. Index
Responsibility: Joseph Silk.

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