Our evolving universe.

by Longair, M. S.
Published by : Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge :) Physical details: xii, 185p. : ill. (some col.), facsims. (some col.) ; 28cm. ISBN:9780521629751.
Subject(s): Cosmology. | Astronomy.
Year: 1996
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Our Evolving Universe is a lucid, non-technical and infectiously enthusiastic introduction to current astronomy and cosmology. Highly illustrated throughout with the latest colour images from the world's most advanced telescopes, it also provides a colourful view of our Universe. Malcolm Longair takes us on a breathtaking tour of the most dramatic recent results astronomers have on the birth of stars, the hunt for black holes and dark matter, on gravitational lensing and the latest tests of the Big Bang. He leads the reader right up to understand the key questions that future research in astronomy and cosmology must answer. A clear and comprehensive glossary of technical terms is also provided. For the general reader, student or professional wishing to understand the key questions today's astronomers and cosmologists are trying to answer, this is an invaluable and inspiring read.

Originally published: 1996.

Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • 1 The grand design
  • 2 The birth of the stars and the great cosmic cycle
  • 3 The origin of quasars
  • 4 The origin of galaxies
  • 5 The origin of the Universe
  • Further reading
  • Picture acknowledgments
  • Glossary
  • Astronomical units
  • Index

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