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Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the universe / Donald Goldsmith.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Harvard University Press, 1995.ISBN:
  • 0674242416
DDC classification:
  • 523.1 20
Contents:
1. Alice's Cosmic Restaurant -- 2. Gravity, Motion, and Light -- 3. Why Stars Shine -- 4. Mapping the Milky Way -- 5. The Discovery of Universal Expansion -- 6. Looking for the Big Bang -- 7. Walls of Galaxies, Fingers of God -- 8. The Elusive Age of the Cosmos -- 9. An Uncertain Future -- 10. The Inflationary Theory -- 11. The Mystery of the Missing Mass -- 12. In Search of Most of the Universe -- 13. World Enough and Time -- 14. Hot Dark Matter, Cold Dark Matter, What's the Matter.
Summary: This book, by the award-winning science writer Donald Goldsmith, takes on key questions about the origin and evolution of the cosmos. By clearly laying out what we currently know about the universe as a whole, Goldsmith lets us see firsthand, and judge for ourselves, whether modern cosmology is in a state of crisis. Einstein's Greatest Blunder? puts the biggest subject of all - the story of the universe as scientists understand it - within the grasp of English-speaking earthlings.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

1. Alice's Cosmic Restaurant -- 2. Gravity, Motion, and Light -- 3. Why Stars Shine -- 4. Mapping the Milky Way -- 5. The Discovery of Universal Expansion -- 6. Looking for the Big Bang -- 7. Walls of Galaxies, Fingers of God -- 8. The Elusive Age of the Cosmos -- 9. An Uncertain Future -- 10. The Inflationary Theory -- 11. The Mystery of the Missing Mass -- 12. In Search of Most of the Universe -- 13. World Enough and Time -- 14. Hot Dark Matter, Cold Dark Matter, What's the Matter.

This book, by the award-winning science writer Donald Goldsmith, takes on key questions about the origin and evolution of the cosmos. By clearly laying out what we currently know about the universe as a whole, Goldsmith lets us see firsthand, and judge for ourselves, whether modern cosmology is in a state of crisis. Einstein's Greatest Blunder? puts the biggest subject of all - the story of the universe as scientists understand it - within the grasp of English-speaking earthlings.