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The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time

Author: Thomas R Scott; James Lawrence Powell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The universe that science reveals to us can seem far outside the comfort zone of the human mind. Subjects near and far open up dizzying vistas, from the infinitesimal to the colossal. Humanity, the unlikely product of uncountable coincidences on unimaginable scales, inhabits a tumultuous universe that extends from our immediate environs to the most distant galaxies and beyond. But when the mind balks at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scott, Thomas R.
Universe as it really is.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017055511
(OCoLC)1013731222
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Scott; James Lawrence Powell
ISBN: 9780231545761 0231545762
OCLC Number: 1037351569
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
It's elementary --
Getting together : atoms to molecules --
Gravity --
Time --
Light --
Earth : a biography --
Earth : a physical exam --
Atmosphere and weather --
Oceans --
The sun --
The solar system --
The Milky Way --
Cosmos.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Scott ; with the assistance of James Lawrence Powell.
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Thomas R. Scott explains our universe and the laws that govern it. The Universe as It Really Is begins with physics, the building blocks of the universe, and chemistry's ability to explain the  Read more...

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