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New perspectives in astrophysical cosmology

Author: Martin J Rees
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This volume presents a synthesis of our understanding of modern cosmology. In recent years, observational cosmology has made remarkable advances, bringing into sharper focus a new set of fundamental questions that Professor Rees addresses in this book. Why is the universe expanding the way it is? What were the 'seeds' that caused galaxies, clusters and superclusters to form? What is the nature of 'dark matter'?  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0521642388 9780521642385 0521645441 9780521645447
OCLC Number: 40901152
Notes: Revised edition of: Perspectives in astrophysical cosmology.
Description: viii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The cosmological framework --
2. Galaxies and dark matter --
3. Emergence of cosmic structure --
4. Quasars and their demography --
5. Some probes and relics of the high-redshift universe --
6. Some fundamental questions.
Responsibility: Martin Rees.
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"This volume presents a synthesis of our understanding of modern cosmology. In recent years, observational cosmology has made remarkable advances, bringing into sharper focus a new set of fundamental questions that Professor Rees addresses in this book. Why is the universe expanding the way it is? What were the 'seeds' that caused galaxies, clusters and superclusters to form? What is the nature of 'dark matter'? What happened in the very early universe?"--Jacket.

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