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Understanding Cosmology Understanding Cosmology

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Drawn from the pages of Scientific American and collected here for the first time, this work contains updated and condensed information, made accessible to a general popular science audience, on the subject of cosmology.
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Published June 1st 2002 by Grand Central Publishing (first published March 1st 2002)
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Mark Van Aken Williams
I got bumped from the Russian Soyuz. They overbooked, I guess. Anyway, $40 million was a little steep, I think. So before I make that mistake again, and book a flight with Boeing-Space Adventures, I thought I’d check out what all the hubbub was about. Actually, I was interested in the idea of whether today’s Cosmologists were nothing more than modern day alchemists. Also, it would be interesting to see if there was any theology threads weaved through this tapestry of science. “Understanding Cosm ...more
It give clear simple explanations on the different ideas and theories involved in cosmology. However read more like a history of what was accomplished in the discipline over the past couple decades rather than actually helping one to understand this field of science. Made for good reading.
It gets a little crazy at the end, but that's OK as long as you realize that it's largely speculation at that point. As of 2102, it's only slightly dated. I recommend it. It's a "good read."
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Scientific American , as an institutional author, is a popular science magazine founded by Rufus M. Porter and controlled by Nature Publishing Group since autumn, 2008. Mariette DiChristina has been editor-in-chief since December, 2009.
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