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A Short History of the Universe (Scientific American Library Series #53)

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How has the universe evolved? Astronomer and physicist Joseph Silk explores this and other questions of cosmology in this updated, paperback edition of his acclaimed A Short History of the Universe. Silk shows how cosmologists study cosmic relics and construct theories of the universe's inception, its evolution, and its plausible future. He describes how physicists apply t ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 15th 1997 by W. H. Freeman (first published September 15th 1994)
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Jan 24, 2015 John Strubhart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While this book is somewhat dated (1995), it does give an excellent survey of cosmology and astrophysics up to that date. A lot has happened since then, but seeing as how Scientific American decided to quit on this great series of books, I don't imagine that there will be an update from the, but Joseph Silk has published numerous scholarly works and two popular books that update the topics covered in this book (The Infinite Cosmos, Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0-19-953361-9 and On the ...more
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