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ISBN-13: 9780789478382
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1901
Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 10.12(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Dr. John Gribbin is a visiting faculty member in Astronomy at the University of Sussex in England and an award-winning author of many popular science books. His research interests include determining the age of the Universe and the search for life in space. He has worked on broadcasts for BBC Radio, and has been a consultant on several scientific TV programs. His books include The Birth of Time, an account relating how astronomers measure the age of the Universe, and Stardust, about the relationship between life on Earth and supernovas.

Table of Contents

Across the Universe8
1.1Stepping Stones to the Universe10
1.2Star Birth30
1.3Stellar Evolution48
1.4Out With a Bang62
The Fate of the Universe76
2.1The Big Bang78
2.2Cosmology for Beginners92
2.3Missing Mass and the Birth of Time106
2.4The Accelerating Universe126
Making Contact136
3.1Life and the Universe138
3.2Talking to the Stars152
3.3Listening to the Stars168
Other Worlds182
4.1Cosmic Coincidences184
4.2A Choice of Universes202
4.3Into the Unknown216
Further Information233
Picture credits235

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Hyperspace 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The book Hyperspace by John R. Gribbin is a fascinating book on entry level astronomy and physics. It takes an interesting perspective on deep space, and theory's on deep space activities. It covers information from black holes to the big bang, and more. It also explains theories and laws of physics. The book explains Einstein¿s theory of relativity, Newton¿s laws of gravity and how they relate. Reading this book is a true eye opener into the interesting subject of astronomy and the vastness of the universe. To give you an idea of just how large the universe is the book devotes a whole section to relating sizes and measurements to a relative and understandable size. Once it examines the size of the Universe it reviews the contents within the universe. John Gribbin explains the formations and development of stars and solar systems. He also explains how the stars form galaxies and how galaxies make up galaxy clusters. As Gribbin goes into detail of how stars and matter forms he explains about dark matter and what makes most of our Universe. As he goes into the topics of dark energy and dark matter he tells us how it affects the eventual fate of the universe. The book shows the possibilities of the big crunch, the big rip, infinite expansion. The book also goes into the possibilities of life in other solar systems and ways to contacts potential advanced life. He tells us about the satellites already set up with the common goal of finding other forms of life in deep space. Finally the last topic Gribbin examines is Quantum Mechanics and the theories of multi-universe. Within this topic he examines the evidence supporting other universes. Overall the book is a fantastic and easy read, which puts a complex subject into language everyone can understand and enjoy.