How the Universe Got Its Spots Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
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Description: Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin not only announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial new book but establishes herself as one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science. For even as she sets out to determine how big “really big” may be, Levin gives us an intimate look at the day-to-day life of a globe-trotting physicist, complete with jet lag and romantic disturbances. Nimbly synthesizing geometry, topology, chaos and string theories, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos. She does so with such originality, lucidity—and even poetry—that How the Universe Got Its Spots becomes a thrilling and deeply personal communication between a scientist and the lay reader.
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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: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/2003
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Is the Universe Infinite or Is It Just Really Big?|
|Newton, 300 Years, and Einstein|
|Quantum Chance and Choice|
|Death and Black Holes|
|Life and the Big Bang|
|Adventures in Flatland and Hyperspace|
|Topology: Links, Locks, Loops|
|Through the Looking Glass|
|Wonderland in 3D|
|Mirrors in the Sky|
|How the Universe Got Its Spots|
|The Ultimate Prediction|
|Scars of Creation|
|The Shape of Things to Come|