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The cosmic mystery tour : a high-speed journey through space & time

Author: Nicholas Mee
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is a lively, inspiring beginner's guide to how the universe works. This book contains bite-sized chapters present the discoveries of modern physics, astronomy, and cosmology. It also has background stories of the research and researchers bring the science to life.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Mee
ISBN: 0198831862 9780198831860
OCLC Number: 1040655017
Description: x, 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: The laws of the cosmos. The path to immortality ; The Rosetta Stone and quantum waves ; We're having a field day! ; Cosmic ripples ; Lovely LISA ; Animated atom boy ; Twinkle, twinkle little star ; Forces of the world unite! ; Most of the universe is missing! --
Part II: The history, geography and architecture of the cosmos. From Genesis to Revelation ; The battle for the cosmos! ; Alchemical furnaces of the cosmos ; Diamonds in the sky! ; From the Leviathan to the Behemoth ; The crab and the jellyfish ; The ultimate heavy metal space rock ; Pan galactic gargle blaster ; Cosmic spacequakes ; Doctor Atomic and the black hole ; Supermassive black holes --
Part III: The biology of the cosmos. The Gorgon's head! ; Raise your glasses to the skies! ; Life, but not as we know it! ; To boldly go... ; Somewhere over the rainbow ; Where is everybody?
Other Titles: High-speed journey through space & time
High-speed journey through space and time
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