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Introducing the universe

Author: Felix Pirani; Christine Roche
Publisher: Cambridge : Icon Books ; Totem Books ; Lanham, MD : Distributed in USA by National Book Network, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Aristotle to Newton, Einstein and quantum mechanics, Introducing the Universe recounts the revolutions in physics and astronomy that underlie the present-day scientific picture of the Universe. It describes the scale of things, from atoms to galactic superclusters, and sketches the cosmological theories, based on Einstein's general relativity, used to describe the Universe's expansion. The book also discusses  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Pirani; Christine Roche
ISBN: 1840467614 9781840467611
OCLC Number: 78774283
Notes: Originally published in UK and Australia in 1993 under the title, The universe for beginners--T.p. verso.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Universe for beginners
Responsibility: Felix Pirani, Christine Roche ; edited by Richard Appignanesi.

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The universe is expanding, but how long has the expansion been going on? Will it expand forever, or collapse in a Big Crunch, a Big Bang in reverse? From Aristotle to Newton, Einstein to Quantum  Read more...

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