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The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Top Form

    Panek's in top form here and done something rare, he's written the nearly perfect popular science book. Theres lots of deep hard core science here and interestingly written but with nary an equation. More than that Panek shows a cast of real human beings doing that science, even giving a clear image of the sometimes cut throat high stakes culture they inhabit. Theres even some suspense thrown in as you watch competing teams vie to find supernovae with fragile new techniques. If your a fan of science and read these sorts of popular science books, you'll love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Cosmology as understood in our time.

    An excellent book intended for an adult audience that wants to better understand modern cosmology. The presentation of the people active in this area and how it contributed to the evolution of our knowledge was fascinating, although occasionally the transition from one person to another was a little rough. A book that I'd recommend to anyone interested in the universe and its development.

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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    A Must Read

    Wonderful book that presents the current cosmological facts and opinions! Well written and the author presents the background, the facts, the theories and the extrapolated results in a manner that makes me want to read on. The author keeps the reader engaged and reading on to see what is on the next page - and the next (just like a good thriller). Clearly written, and well documented, I was never bogged down with mathematical discussions or explanations that involved too much science. Just enough for the lay person to accept what was presented as well documented. Really good read - I rank it as one of my favorite books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Very im N Very informative

    Very good read. I read several chapters so far and learned a couple things already.






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