Cosmology The Science of the Universe
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is an introduction to past and present cosmological theory. For much of the world's history, cosmological thought was formulated in religious or philosophical language and was thus theological or metaphysical in nature. However, cosmological speculation and theory has now become a science in which the empirical discoveries of the astronomer, theoretical physicist, and biologist are woven into intricate models that attempt to account for the universe as a whole. Professor Harrison draws on the discoveries and speculations of these scientists to provide a comprehensive survey of man's current understanding of the universe and its history. Tracing the rise of the scientific method, the major aim of this book is to provide an elementary understanding of the physical universe of modern times. Thoroughly revised and up-dated, this second edition extends the much acclaimed first edition taking into account the many developments that have occurred.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2000
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
|What is cosmology?|
|Early scientific cosmology|
|Cartesian and Newtonian world systems|
|Cosmology after Newton and before Einstein|
|Location and the cosmic center|
|Containment and the cosmic edge|
|Space and time|
|Expansion of the universe|
|The early universe|
|Horizons in the universe|
|The cosmic numbers|
|Darkness at night|
|Creation of the universe|
|Life in the universe|