View from the Center of the Universe Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

ISBN-10: 1594482551

ISBN-13: 9781594482557

Edition: 2007

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Description: In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946

Joel R. Primack, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is one of the most respected researchers in his field. He was one of the principal originators and developers of the theory of Cold Dark Matter, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Nancy Ellen Abrams is an award-winning science philosopher, a writer, an artist, and a lawyer whose work has appeared in journals, magazines, and books.

Preface
Introduction
Cosmological Revolutions
Wrapping Your Mind Around the Universe
From the Flat Earth to the Heavenly Spheres
From the Center of the Universe to No Place Special
The New Scientific Picture of the Universe
What Is the Universe Made Of?: The Cosmic Density Pyramid
What Is the Center of the Universe?: The Cosmic Spheres of Time
What Size Is the Universe?: The Cosmic Uroboros
Where Do We Come From?: The Cosmic Las Vegas
Are We Alone?: The Possibility of Alien Wisdom
The Meaningful Universe
Think Cosmically, Act Globally
Taking Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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