The immensity of the cosmos, the richness of the universe, the limits of space and of time: these are the themes of Cosmic Odyssey, which takes the reader on imaginary journeys through the past, present and future of our universe. After a first look at the starry night sky, the enigmas posed since ancient times by the universe are reviewed. There then follows a broadbrush view of the universe as we understand it today.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The starry night; 2. The universe, a thousand-year enigma; 3. A first look at the universe; 4. The relativistic universe; 5. The quantum universe; 6. The inflationary universe; 7. The universe and ourselves; Epilogue.