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Time, space, stars & man : the story of the big bang

Author: Michael M Woolfson
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces through the formation of matter, of stars and planets, the Earth itself, and then through to the beginnings of life and the evolution of man. This book does not solve the mysteries of what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael M Woolfson
ISBN: 9781848162723 1848162723 9781848162730 1848162731
OCLC Number: 237048399
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 422 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Musing --
Christian Doppler and his effect --
Measuring distances in the universe --
Edwin Hubble's expanding universe --
A weird and wonderful universe --
The nature of matter --
The Big Bang hypothesis --
How matter can clump together --
The universe develops structure --
The first stars are born, live and die --
The formation of globular clusters and galaxies --
Making the sun --
and similar stars --
A crowded environment --
Understanding the nature of the solar system --
Introducing the planets --
Satellites galore --
"Vermin of the sky" and other small bodies --
Planets galore --
Making planets --
Shrinking orbits and the survival of planetary systems --
Now satellites form --
What can be learnt from meteorites? --
A little-Big Bang theory and the terrestrial planets --
The moon --
its structure and history --
The very small planets --
Mars and Mercury --
Bits and pieces in the solar system --
The dwarf planets and Triton --
The earth settles down --
more-or-less --
What is life? --
The alphabets of life --
Life begins with Earth --
The survival of the fittest --
The restless Earth --
Oxygen, ozone and the evolution of life --
Man and the earth --
Musing again.
Other Titles: Time, space, stars and man
Responsibility: Michael M. Woolfson.

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