Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a "flat universe"?
This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive "Critical Dictionary" format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background chapters as a fascinating and accessible introduction to the current state of cosmological knowledge--or, they can use the convenient A-Z body of entries as a quick reference to a wide range of terms and concepts. Entries include topics such as: Black Hole; Doppler Effect; Fermi, Enrico; Heat Death of the Universe; Life in the Universe; Olber's Paradox; Quantum Field Theory; Supernova; and much more.
Title: Routledge Critical Dictionary of the New Cosmology, The
Publisher: Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A., Routledge: 1999
ISBN Number: 0415923549
ISBN Number 13: 9780415923545
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Fine
Seller ID: 110889
Description: Brand new condition; an excellent copy