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One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos

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A new window opens onto the cosmos...

Almost every day we are challenged by new information from the outermost reaches of space. Using straightforward language, One Universe explores the physical principles that govern the workings of our own world so that we can appreciate how they operate in the cosmos around us. Bands of color in a sunlit crystal and the spectrum of
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Hardcover, 218 pages
Published December 20th 1999 by Joseph Henry Press (first published December 17th 1999)
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Ann Belle
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book changed my life and made me want to question why. God bless this man and all the work he does.
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NDT is my hero... good book!
Dan Curnutt
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book. I can't decide if it is a coffee table book or a textbook? There are so many pictures involved that are stunning that anyone just sitting down to peruse through it would be fascinated for an hour or more. They would also find themselves learning about the universe, the Cosmos. That's because when you see the pictures you are just drawn to want to read the captions and learn what they are, then in turn you want to read the textbook portion to learn even more. The learning e ...more
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Feb 10, 2010 rated it liked it
I thought this book was well put together, and quite thorough over a range of topics. It doesn't go into great detail, but does do a good job of making the ideas understandable. The only knock against it is that its slightly dated (written in 2000). Neverthelesss, still a good informative read.
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Amazing look into the cosmos, using language all can understand and leaving readers with a fascinating experience of wonder.
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