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Our cosmic habitat

Author: Martin J Rees
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In a compelling new survey of the universe, the noted cosmologist probes the seeming hospitality of the universe to life, wondering whether this fact is accidental or providential.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0691089264 9780691089263 0691114773 9780691114774
OCLC Number: 46908091
Awards: Winner of New York Book Show Award 2002
Description: xvii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From big bang to biospheres --
1. Planets and stars --
2. Life and intelligence --
3. Atoms, stars and galaxies --
4. Extragalactic perspective --
5. Pregalactic history --
6. Black holes and time machines --
pt. 2. The beginning and the end --
7. Deceleration or acceleration? --
8. The long-range future --
9. How things began : the first millisecond --
pt. 3. Fundamentals and conjectures --
10. Cosmos and microworld --
11. Laws and bylaws in the multiverse.
Responsibility: Martin Rees.
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Explores the notion that our universe is just a part of a vast "multiverse," or ensemble of universes, in which most of the other universes are lifeless. This book also explores the nature of our  Read more...


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Winner of the 2001 Peter Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize Winner of the 2002 New York Book Show Award "[This book] has an informal style and breadth of coverage that make it a joy to read... Rees's Read more...

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