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The Early Universe

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The Early Universe has become the standard reference on forefront topics in cosmology, particularly to the early history of the Universe. Subjects covered include primordial nubleosynthesis, baryogenesis, phases transitions, inflation, dark matter, and galaxy formation, relics such as axions, neutrinos and monopoles, and speculations about the Universe at the Planck time. ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published February 21st 1994 by Westview Press (first published January 21st 1988)
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Nick Black
really good (if introductory) coverage of modern cosmology from the perspective of 1994. Despite the publisher/series (I'll have to look into more of these Frontiers of Physics selections), don't mistake it for a Springer/Elsevier-style herd of eastern europeans directed to collect the most incomprehensible papers on a subject and sell the cardboard-bound result for $95 a pop; the volume was freshly written, and with a punchy, flowing verve at that (what is it about cosmologists and being able t ...more
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Fairly accessible and excellent overview even though slightly dated now. A bit tough for bedtime reading but I'm working on it! Had the privilege of working down the hall (running the library) from these guys.
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