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At the edge of time : exploring the mysteries of our universe's first seconds

Author: Dan Hooper
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Series: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang--and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe. Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Hooper
ISBN: 9780691183565 0691183562
OCLC Number: 1099543964
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: At the edge of time --
A world of time and space --
A world without a beginning? --
Glimpses of the big bang --
The universe and the accelerator --
The origins of everything --
Hearts of darkness --
A beacon in the dark? --
Radically rethinking dark matter --
A flash in time --
Endless worlds most beautiful --
Touching the edge of time.
Series Title: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsibility: Dan Hooper.

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Taking readers into the remarkable world of cosmology, Hooper describes many of the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of the world.  Read more...

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"Beginning with Carl Sagan's Cosmos in 1980, Big Bang books have become a genre that curious readers should check out every few years to keep up with breakthroughs (gravity waves being the latest). Read more...

 
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