The Resource Horizons of Cosmology : Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen

Horizons of Cosmology : Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen

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Horizons of Cosmology : Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen
Title
Horizons of Cosmology
Title remainder
Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen
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eng
Summary
Horizons of Cosmology: Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen is the fourth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the vast mysteries and speculations of the field of cosmology in a way that balances an accessible style for the general reader and enough technical detail for advanced students and professionals. Indeed, while the physical laws and origins of the universe can be endlessly complex, even Einstein once mused that they could be explained simply enough to be grasped by nonspecialists. To that end Silk begins by introducing the basic story of the major discoveries in cosmology over the past century-wherein we learned that we live in an expanding universe populated with galaxies and stars. The middle chapters examine a number of contemporary puzzles such as dark matter and dark energy. The last third of the book looks at the human side of cosmology and moves to the more philosophical frontiers of the field, such as concepts of multiverses and time travel-areas of exploration where some crossover into speculative territory becomes unavoidable. In the past century alone, our understanding of the universe has expanded exponentially, and it will be fascinating to see what discoveries the next hundred years hold. Few books will provide such a thorough understanding of where we have been and what might lie ahead as Horizons of Cosmology
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MiAaPQ
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Silk, Joseph
LC call number
QB791
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Templeton Science and Religion Ser
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  • Cosmology
  • Dark matter (Astronomy)
  • Expanding universe
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Horizons of Cosmology : Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1058155
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Templeton Science and Religion Series -- Title page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface: A Wondrous Place -- Chapter 1: Cosmology Begins -- Chapter 2: Case for the Big Bang -- Chapter 3: Inflation Explained -- Chapter 4: How Stars Form -- Chapter 5: The Darkest Matters -- Chapter 6: Cosmic Archaeology -- Chapter 7: Detecting Dark Matter -- Chapter 8: Finding Dark Energy -- Chapter 9: Eminent Missteps in Cosmology -- Chapter 10: The Universe in Seven Numbers -- Chapter 11: Our Place in the Universe -- Chapter 12: Cosmology's Future -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
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EBC1058155
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473642
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1058155
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1058155
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10622847
  • (CaONFJC)MIL405495
  • (OCoLC)818734366
Label
Horizons of Cosmology : Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1058155
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Templeton Science and Religion Series -- Title page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface: A Wondrous Place -- Chapter 1: Cosmology Begins -- Chapter 2: Case for the Big Bang -- Chapter 3: Inflation Explained -- Chapter 4: How Stars Form -- Chapter 5: The Darkest Matters -- Chapter 6: Cosmic Archaeology -- Chapter 7: Detecting Dark Matter -- Chapter 8: Finding Dark Energy -- Chapter 9: Eminent Missteps in Cosmology -- Chapter 10: The Universe in Seven Numbers -- Chapter 11: Our Place in the Universe -- Chapter 12: Cosmology's Future -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1058155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1058155
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1058155
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10622847
  • (CaONFJC)MIL405495
  • (OCoLC)818734366

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