Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Peter Coles
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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles
Book DescriptionThis book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192854162
(179mm x 114mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Coles
Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology, Hardback (May 2015)
"First published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by Icon Books Ltd as The Icon Critical Dictionary of the New Cosmology. First published in the United States of America in 1999 by Routledge as The Routledge Critical Dictionary of the New Cosmology"--Title page verso.
From Cosmos to Chaos, Paperback (August 2010)
This book looks at the role of probability in modern science. Using the most exciting developments in fundamental physics as examples, it shows the centrality of uncertainty and incomplete knowledge. Written by an insider, and using non-technical language, it is an attempt to explain how science really works.
Cosmology, Hardback (May 2002)
This is the 2nd edition of a highly successful title, concentrating primarily on the theory behind the origin and the evolution of the universe, and where appropriate relating it to observation.
Einstein and the Birth of Big Science, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Peter Coles
In this book, Peter Coles examines insights into the sociological conflict between "Big Science" and popular culture that are as real today as they were in the 1920s.
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Author Biography - Peter Coles
Peter Coles is Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics and Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has co-written two textbooks on cosmology, and over a hundred technical articles on various aspects of the Big Bang theory. He is also author of Einstein and the Total Eclipse and Hawking and the Mind of God.
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