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The Little Book of the Big Bang: A Cosmic Primer

Popular Science

Series: The Little Book Series (Springer)

By: Craig J Hogan

181 pages, Figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #96024 | ISBN: 0387983856
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About this book

&i;`An excellent bridge by which the lay-person can enter the domain of the Cosmos with understanding.'&o; Robert Williams, Director, Space Telescope Science Institute.

From the reviews: "The explosion of data and theory in cosmology has led to a profusion of books about modern cosmology written for non-experts. Craig Hogan's cosmic primer ranks among the best: it is a gem." NATURE "! A book for those who already know something about the subject and want to be reminded of how all the jigsaw pieces fit together. And it is a priceless window into the mind of one of the major players in present-day cosmology." New Scientist


Contents

The Big Picture * A Survey of Space and Time * A Summary of Physics * The Cosmic Expansion * Cosmic Background Radiation * Primordial Matter * The Formation of Structure * The Beginning * The Future * Index.

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