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The Resource Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos, by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson

Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos, by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson

Label
Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos
Title
Brave new universe
Title remainder
illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The power provided to us by extraordinary new observational mechanisms has shattered former suppositions and stimulated exciting new visions of the universe. Using modern instruments such as the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), astronomers now have access to information about the age and composition of the universe. By providing greatly improved answers, high-resolution satellite data and novel telescopic techniques have transformed one of science s most speculative fields into a triumph of meticulous and rigorous detection. Yet as the technological tools grow increasingly robust and we are able to see farther and know more, we find that we have even more questions. Could there be realms beyond ordinary space? Might time, space, and matter simply be illusions? What unique blend of cosmological factors influences life on Earth? Featuring interviews with leaders in the field as well as thought-provoking descriptions of their work, Brave New Universe is a guided tour of current advances and controversies in cosmology."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halpern, Paul
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.H248 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wesson, Paul S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmology
Label
Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos, by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To see the world in a grain of sand: what we can observe from Earth -- Infinity in the palm of your hand: Einstein's far-reaching vision -- Eternity in an hour: the accelerating universe -- Darkness apparent: the hidden stuff of the cosmos -- Ever-changing moods: did nature's constants evolve? -- Escape clause: circumventing the Big Bang singularity -- What is real?
Control code
560139072
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264, [8] pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280542534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560139072
Label
Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos, by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To see the world in a grain of sand: what we can observe from Earth -- Infinity in the palm of your hand: Einstein's far-reaching vision -- Eternity in an hour: the accelerating universe -- Darkness apparent: the hidden stuff of the cosmos -- Ever-changing moods: did nature's constants evolve? -- Escape clause: circumventing the Big Bang singularity -- What is real?
Control code
560139072
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264, [8] pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280542534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560139072

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