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Universal : a guide to the cosmos

Author: Brian Cox; J R Forshaw
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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In this journey of scientific exploration, the authors consider some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cox; J R Forshaw
ISBN: 9780306822704 0306822709
OCLC Number: 973019447
Description: ix, 280 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The story of the universe --
How old are things? --
Weighing the Earth --
The distance to the stars --
Einstein's theory of gravity --
The Big Bang --
Weighing the universe --
What happened before the Big Bang? --
Our place --
Evolution of the universe.
Responsibility: Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw.

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In this journey of scientific exploration, the authors consider some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe.--

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