The Infinite Cosmos
Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology
By (author) Joseph Silk
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Infinite Cosmos by Joseph Silk
Book DescriptionFrom time immemorial, poets and philosophers have looked in awe and wonder at the Universe. Such awe is shared by astrophysicists, too, as they seek to understand its nature, and whether it has any limits. In The Infinite Cosmos, Joseph Silk, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University, cosmologist and well-known science writer, brings together the modern understanding of the Universe, its structure, its evolution, and its possible fate, combining the latest from theory and observation. The narrative is peppered with quotations from literature and philosophy, and reflects, too, on the process of scientific discovery, and the implications of our discoveries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198505105
(242mm x 163mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Silk
Philosophy of Cosmology, Hardback (March 2017)
This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology for a broad academic audience.
AGN Feedback in Galaxy Formation, Hardback (October 2010)
Suitable for researchers and graduate students in astrophysics, this volume discusses AGN feedback in the context of galaxy formation.
Infinite Cosmos, Paperback (February 2008)
How big is the universe? Is it infinite? How did it begin and how might it end? Joseph Silk guides the reader through the frontiers of current research in cosmology, weaving together the latest theories and observations, and combining science with literary quotations and philosophical reflections on the vastness and wonder of our Universe.
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Illustrated story of the Universe from its beginnings to its ultimate fate.
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Author Biography - Joseph Silk
Joseph Silk is Savilian Professor of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is an experienced and successful author of books on cosmology for the general reader: his published titles include The Big Bang (W. H. Freeman) and The Left Hand of Creation (with J. D. Barrow, published by Oxford University Press).
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