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The big bang

Author: Joseph Silk
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Describes the big bang scientific theory of creation of the universe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Silk
ISBN: 071671812X 9780716718123
OCLC Number: 18014733
Description: xiii, 485 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to cosmology --
Origins of modern cosmology --
Observational cosmology --
Evidence for the big bang --
Cosmological models --
The first millisecond --
Thermonuclear detonation of the universe --
The primeval fireball emerges --
Origins of the galaxies --
Evolution of the galaxies --
Giant clusters of galaxies --
Radio galaxies and quasars --
Formation of the stars --
The morphology of galaxies --
Origin of the heavy elements --
Formation of the solar system --
Into the infinite future --
Alternatives to the big bang --
Mathematical notes.
Responsibility: Joseph Silk.

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