One Universe

One Universe

At Home in the Cosmos

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Explores the physical principles governing the world as we know it, discussing the implications of motion, matter, and energy in the cosmos.

Book News
Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, this book explains the physics of the cosmos in terms of familiar principles at work here on earth (e.g., the force of gravity that lands a baseball in the bleachers also keeps the moon in orbit). Sections cover motion, matter, and energy and are beautifully illustrated with photos and diagrams. Concepts of cosmology are saved for the final chapter, which covers string theory, black holes, dark matter, gamma-ray bursts, cosmological inflation, the Big Bang, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780309064880
0309064880
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm

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