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Just six numbers : the deep forces that shape the universe

Author: Martin J Rees
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
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Using data from very recent scientific discoveries, the author reveals the six numbers upon which all physical reality rests, from atomic structure to human tissue.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Martin J., 1942-
Just six numbers.
New York : Basic Books, c2000
(OCoLC)623228704
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0465036724 9780465036721 0965256545 9780965256544
OCLC Number: 43343574
Notes: Originally published in 1999 in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Description: x, 173 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The cosmos and the microworld --
Our cosmic habitat I: planets, stars and life --
The large number N: gravity in the cosmos --
Stars, the periodic table, and [varepsilon] --
Our cosmic habitat II: beyond our galaxy --
The fine-tuned expansion: dark matter and [Omega] --
The number [lambda]: is cosmic expansion slowing or speeding? --
Primordial ripples: the number Q --
Our cosmic habitat III: what lies beyond our horizon? --
Three dimensions (and more) --
Coincidence, providence --
or multiverse?
Responsibility: Martin Rees.
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Using data from very recent scientific discoveries, the author reveals the six numbers upon which all physical reality rests, from atomic structure to human tissue.

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