Ancient Light / Edition 1

Ancient Light / Edition 1

by Alan Lightman
ISBN-10:
0674033639
ISBN-13:
9780674033634
Pub. Date:
02/01/1993
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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Ancient Light / Edition 1

In the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and lucid exploration of cosmology available today, MIT astrophysicist and science writer Alan Lightman takes the reader on a grand tour of the universe. In this slim volume he explores the history of cosmology, the theories and the evidence, the new discoveries, the outstanding questions, and the controversies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674033634
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Cosmic Questions

Early Cosmologies

The Birth of Modern Cosmology

The Big Bang Model

Other Cosmological Models

Difficulties with the Big Bang Model

Large-Scale Structure and Dark Matter

Instruments and Technology

Initial Conditions and Quantum Cosmology

Particle Physics, the New Cosmology, and the Inflationary Universe Model

The Anthropic Principle

At Home

Notes

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

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