The Dark Side of the Universe: A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Cosmos

Paperback | August 28, 1989

byJames TrefilIllustratorJudith Peatross

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Award-winning writer James Trefil takes readers on a tantalizing journey to the outer reaches of the universe.  Along the way he discusses scientific questions such as; How did the universe begin and what is its ultimate fate? He also explores such phenomena as the Big Bang theory, "Hubble bubbles," and "Wimps."

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Award-winning writer and physicist James Trefil takes the reader on a tantalizing journey to the outer reaches of the universe and examines one of astronomy's most recent discoveries--that the nighttime sky seen by the human eye represents little more than a minor portion of the universe

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Award-winning writer James Trefil takes readers on a tantalizing journey to the outer reaches of the universe.  Along the way he discusses scientific questions such as; How did the universe begin and what is its ultimate fate? He also explores such phenomena as the Big Bang theory, "Hubble bubbles," and "Wimps."

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Award-winning writer James Trefil takes readers on a tantalizing journey to the outer reaches of the universe. Along the way he discusses scientific questions such as; How did the universe begin and what is its ultimate fate? He also explores such phenomena as the Big Bang theory, "Hubble bubbles," and ""Wimps."

James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general re...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 28, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385262124

ISBN - 13:9780385262125

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Award-winning writer and physicist James Trefil takes the reader on a tantalizing journey to the outer reaches of the universe and examines one of astronomy's most recent discoveries--that the nighttime sky seen by the human eye represents little more than a minor portion of the universe