Astronomers' Universe

Universe Unveiled

The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath

Authors: Vishveshwara, C. V.

  • Most enjoyable popular level introduction to astronomy and cosmology - reads like a novel
  • Written as a wonderful fantasy in which the reader meets and learns from the historical heroes of ancient and modern astronomy and cosmology
  • Blends accurate science with philosophy, drama, humour and fantasy to create an exciting cosmic journey
  • By the author of the successful popular science book on black holes "Einstein's Enigma - Or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath", but written on a much more basic level
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About this book

The bubbles were swirling all around me, massaging my body. As I luxuriated in this fantastic bath, I gasped realizing that those bubbles carried with them miniature galaxies bringing the entire Cosmos into my bathtub...

Alfie is back. And so are George and other characters from the author’s previous book Einstein’s Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath. While the present book, Universe Unveiled - The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath, is completely independent, its storyline can be considered a sequel to the previous one. The scientific content spanning ancient world models to the most recent mysteries of cosmology is presented in an entirely nontechnical and descriptive style through the discussions between Alfie, the enlightened learner, and George, professor of astrophysics. Fantasies, based on these discussions that cover the scientific facts, are created by the magical bubble baths taken by Alfie.

Universe Unveiled blends accurate science with philosophy, drama, humour, and fantasy to create an exciting cosmic journey that reads like a novel and educates as it entertains.

“Spurred by a series of mind-bending discoveries, Man’s millennial love affair with the stars has now reached fever pitch. No one writing today is better positioned to evoke the romance and beauty of these cosmic discoveries than Vishveshwara. A leading expert in Einstein’s relativity theory, he brings a lyrical voice and a poetic sensibility to this joyful task. Universe Unveiled, a unique literary creation, transports readers into believing they can actually hear the music of the spheres.”

Professor Robert Fuller, Former President, Oberlin College (USA)

Author of Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank

About the authors

Prof. C. V. Vishveshwara is a renowned theoretical physicist, who participated in the golden age of black-hole physics, making pioneering contributions. Also an enthusiastic teacher and Planetarium Director, he has written several popular-level articles, scripts for planetarium shows and has produced documentary movies on science. He's the author of the entertaining popular science book "Einstein's Enigma Or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath".

Reviews

“The book does provide a reasonably good historical overview of astronomy and cosmology … . I recommend the book … . it could serve as a short introduction to the topics for someone who would enjoy the way in which they are packaged.” (Phillip Helbig, The Observatory, April, 2016)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08213-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08212-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universe Unveiled
Book Subtitle
The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath
Authors
Series Title
Astronomers' Universe
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08213-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08213-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-08212-7
Series ISSN
1614-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
Topics