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The inflationary universe : the quest for a new theory of cosmic origins

Author: Alan H Guth
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Guth
ISBN: 0201328402 9780201328400
OCLC Number: 38941224
Description: xv, 358 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: * The Ultimate Free Lunch * The Cosmic Vista from Ithaca, New York * The Birth of Modern Cosmology * Echoes of a Scorching Past * Condensation of the Primordial Soup * Matters of Matter and Antimatter * The Particle Physics Revolution of the 1970s * Grand Unified Theories * Combating the Magnetic Monopole Menace * The Inflationary Universe * The Aftermath of Discovery * The New Inflationary Universe * Wrinkles on a Smooth Background * Observational Clues from Deep Below and Far Beyond * The Eternally Existing, Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe * Wormholes and the Creation of Universes in the Laboratory * A Universe Ex Nihilo * Epilogue
Responsibility: Alan H. Guth ; with a foreword by Alan Lightman.

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