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Your Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, 1st edition

  • Todd Duncan
  • Craig Tyler

Published by Pearson (January 2nd 2008) - Copyright © 2009

1st edition

Your Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

ISBN-13: 9780132400107

Includes: Paperback
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Overview

KEY MESSAGE: Your Cosmic Context provides a framework for exploring the nature and history of our universe. Equally well suited for independent reading and study or for a one-term general education course in cosmology, this book is a guide to the key insights of scientific cosmology, including the big bang theory and exotic entities like dark matter and dark energy. It also explains how we discovered the surprising things we now know about the distant reaches of space and time, and thereby serves as one of the best available illustrations of the scientific method in action.

KEY TOPICS: Starting Points, The Sky We See, The Universe We Discover Through Heat and Light, The Universe We Discover Through Motion and Gravity, Clues About the Cosmos, The Fabric of Spacetime, An Expanding Universe, Photons and Electrons, The Nuclear Realm, The Big Bang Theory, History, Density, and Destiny, The Story of Structure, The Emergence of Complex Life, What Does It Mean to You?

MARKET: Intended for those interested in the basics of cosmology.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Starting Points

Chapter 2: The Sky We See

Chapter 3: The Universe We Discover Through Heat and Light

Chapter 4: The Universe We Discover Through Motion and Gravity

Chapter 5: Clues About the Cosmos

Chapter 6: The Fabric of Spacetime

Chapter 7: An Expanding Universe

Chapter 8: Photons and Electrons

Chapter 9: The Nuclear Realm

Chapter 10: The Big Bang Theory

Chapter 11: History, Density, and Destiny

Chapter 12: The Story of Structure

Chapter 13: The Emergence of Complex Life

Chapter 14: What Does It Mean to You?

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