The Whole Shebang
A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report
By (author) Timothy Ferris
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Whole Shebang by Timothy Ferris
Book DescriptionFrom the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers -- who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? -- and sheds light on the possibility that our universe is only one among many universes, each with its own physical laws and prospects for the emergence of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684838618
(178mm x 111mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 27-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Timothy Ferris
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In this intellectual history, science writer Timothy Ferris makes a case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy.
Celestial Nights, Hardback (February 2008)
A collection of night photography which contrasts the arid landscape of Israel and the Sinai Desert against the spectacle of the night sky.
Mind's Sky, Paperback
The bestselling author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way brilliantly synthesizes inner and outer space, brain-mind science and SETI in this penetrating examination of the universe.
Seeing in the Dark, Paperback / softback» View all books by Timothy Ferris
America's finest science writer describes a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make discoveries that are changing knowledge of the universe. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved with the stars.
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Author Biography - Timothy Ferris
Timothy Ferris is the bestselling author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way (winner of the American Institute of Physics Prize) and The Mind's Sky (named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times), among other books. An emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley, he lives in San Francisco.
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