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Posted March 22, 2009
This book is a fantastic cosmology primer. I have a penchant for reading physics books and this one describes all the missing pieces I have about cosmology. Many of you have probably heard of dark matter, he explains why scientists think this exists, rather than just going on about trying to prove it. He lays down some necessary basics like how we measure the distances to stars and galaxies and how me measure the speeds that they are traveling. It uses the vast amounts of new data we now have thanks to Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, COBE and the WMAP satellites and tells the reader with clear explanations what it all means as relating to our current standard model. Or lacking complete understanding of an area, he expounds on the latest theories that physicists are grappling with in trying to unify physics. Overall, this is a great book with a lot of information succinctly delivered to give the reader an excellent primer on modern cosmology.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.