Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter ColesCosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

byPeter Coles

Paperback | August 15, 2001

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This 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 darkmatter.
Peter Coles is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham. 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.
Title:Cosmology: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019285416X

ISBN - 13:9780192854162

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Table of Contents

1. A Brief History2. Einstein and All That3. The Big Bang4. In the Beginning5. Cosmology by Numbers6. What's the Matter?7. The Emergence of Structure8. The Future

Editorial Reviews

`a pleasure to read'New Scientist, 29/09/01