How It Began

How It Began

A Time-traveler's Guide to the Universe

Book - 2012
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In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang. What if we could look into space and see not only our place in the universe but also how we came to be here? As it happens, we can. Because it takes time for light to travel, we see more and more distant regions of the universe as they were in the successively greater past. Impey uses this concept - "look-back time" - to take us on an intergalactic tour that is simultaneously out in space and back in time. Performing a type of cosmic archaeology, Impey brilliantly describes the astronomical clues that scientists have used to solve fascinating mysteries about the origins and development of our universe.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393080025
Characteristics: xiii, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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JCLBethanyT May 06, 2013

Colloquial and creative, this may appeal to fans of other popular scientists like Michio Kaku and Brian Cox.

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