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The Little Book of the Big Bang

A Cosmic Primer

Authors: Hogan, Craig J.

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About this book

What do we know about the origins of the Universe, and more important, how do we know it? In a small, easy-to-read package, this book introduces you to all of the important ideas about the Big Bang and its consequences. Craig Hogan explains what happened in the early days of the universe, why we think it's expanding (and how the expansion can look the same from everyplace at once), different ways the universe could end, and the meaning of such terms as "cosmic inflation," "cosmic background radiation," and "dark matter." For everyone who has always wondered just what the cosmologists are talking about but could never find the basics explained clearly and simply, this is the book to read.

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"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

 


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Little Book of the Big Bang
Book Subtitle
A Cosmic Primer
Authors
Series Title
Little Book Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1660-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1660-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98385-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7234-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 181
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