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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Peter Coles
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 23rd Aug 2001
Dimensions: w 114mm h 179mm d 9mm
Weight: 136g
ISBN-10: 019285416X
ISBN-13: 9780192854162
Barcode No: 9780192854162
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This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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a pleasure to read * New Scientist, 29/09/01 * Coles takes you gently through everything from Blue Shift to parallel Universe in a thoroughly entertaining read * TNT Magazine * There is an embarrassment of books about the universe for the general reader, but few manage to pack so much, so elegantly, into such a compact space as this does. The book is generously illustrated. * The Guardian 09/02/02/ *