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The Resource Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe, Donald Goldsmith

Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe, Donald Goldsmith

Label
Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe
Title
Einstein's greatest blunder?
Title remainder
the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe
Statement of responsibility
Donald Goldsmith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book, by the award-winning science writer Donald Goldsmith, takes on key questions about the origin and evolution of the cosmos. By clearly laying out what we currently know about the universe as a whole, Goldsmith lets us see firsthand, and judge for ourselves, whether modern cosmology is in a state of crisis. Einstein's Greatest Blunder? puts the biggest subject of all - the story of the universe as scientists understand it - within the grasp of English-speaking
  • Earthlings
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goldsmith, Donald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.G594 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cosmology
Label
Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe, Donald Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Alice's Cosmic Restaurant -- 2. Gravity, Motion, and Light -- 3. Why Stars Shine -- 4. Mapping the Milky Way -- 5. The Discovery of Universal Expansion -- 6. Looking for the Big Bang -- 7. Walls of Galaxies, Fingers of God -- 8. The Elusive Age of the Cosmos -- 9. An Uncertain Future -- 10. The Inflationary Theory -- 11. The Mystery of the Missing Mass -- 12. In Search of Most of the Universe -- 13. World Enough and Time -- 14. Hot Dark Matter, Cold Dark Matter, What's the Matter
Control code
32347251
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 216 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674242418
Lccn
95014762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe, Donald Goldsmith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Alice's Cosmic Restaurant -- 2. Gravity, Motion, and Light -- 3. Why Stars Shine -- 4. Mapping the Milky Way -- 5. The Discovery of Universal Expansion -- 6. Looking for the Big Bang -- 7. Walls of Galaxies, Fingers of God -- 8. The Elusive Age of the Cosmos -- 9. An Uncertain Future -- 10. The Inflationary Theory -- 11. The Mystery of the Missing Mass -- 12. In Search of Most of the Universe -- 13. World Enough and Time -- 14. Hot Dark Matter, Cold Dark Matter, What's the Matter
Control code
32347251
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 216 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674242418
Lccn
95014762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Subject

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