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The big bang : the creation and evolution of the universe / Joseph Silk ; with a foreword by Dennis Sciama.


San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, [1980] .
ISBN 0716710846, 0716710854

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Subjects Big bang theory.
Cosmologia.
Cosmologie.
Cosmology.
Heelal.
Kosmologie.
Oerexplosie.
Sterevolutie.
Urknall.
Description xv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-366) and index.
Summary Written for the nonspecialist, The Big Bang describes the greatest contemporary puzzles and achievements in astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics, clearly recounting the history of the universe and examining current controversies from several points of view. The book concludes with self-contained appendix providing the basic mathematical framework for understanding modern cosmology.
Contents Introduction to cosmology. Origins of modern cosmology. Observational cosmology. Evidence for the big bang. Cosmological models. The first millisecond. Thermonuclear detonation of the universe. The primeval fireball emerges. Origin of the galaxies. Evolution of the galaxies. Giant clusters of galaxies. Radio galaxies and quasars. Formation of the stars. The morphology of galaxies. Origin of the heavy elements. Formation of the solar system. Into the finite future. Alternatives to the big bang. Mathematical notes.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5310727
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WorldCat Identities Silk, Joseph, 1942-
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