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By: Michael Rowan-Robinson

208 pages, 65 b/w line figs, 20 bw figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Nov 2003 | Edition: 4 | #143091 | ISBN: 0198527470
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Hardback | Jan 2004 | Edition: 4 | #143092 | ISBN: 0198527462
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About this book

This is a revised and updated edition, presenting new results from the WMAP mission as well as results from Hubble Key Project and High Redshift Supernovae teams.

'In all I think this book is well suited to undergraduate physics/astronomy students just getting in to the field of Cosmology.' Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Volume 6, Issue 2.


1. The visible universe; 2. Our Galaxy and other galaxies; 3. The empirical basis for cosmological theories; 4. The big-bang models; 5. Early stages of the big bang; 6. From fireball to the present; 7. Observational cosmology; 8. Other cosmological theories; Epilogue: twenty controversies in cosmology today; Answers to problems; Further reading; Glossary; Physical constants and conversion of factors; Index

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