Compact Cosmos Quasars, Galaxies, and Other Large Objects

Compact Cosmos Quasars, Galaxies, and Other Large Objects

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by Matt Tweed
     
 

Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars

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Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and formation of planets, describing our "light bubble" and why we can't see any farther than we do. For a concise and accessible description of extra-solar planetary systems, black holes, pulsars, nebulae, great walls, dark matter, red shifts, and much more, The Compact Cosmos is an indispensable guide. Data tables, lists of cosmological constants, and distances from Earth to other bodies in space form a useful appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802714558
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.46(d)

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Compact Cosmos Quasars, Galaxies, and Other Large Objects 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is part of the series of concise bookes by Wooden Books. This book has a good overview of much of what has been learned about stellar and galactic evolution in recent years, and yet interestingly a little over halfway through the book calls the Big Bang theory a myth in a very wordy and easy to overlook sentance. Although I agree with the skepticism and some of the criticism the book- it fails to put forth an alternative. It also seems to hold to some evidence that would contradict their criticism of the Big Bang. None-the-less it is a good read and a good overview with about 30 miniature articles on cosmology and only two or three the go against the flow.