A thought-provoking tour through the cosmos, guided by renowned cosmologist and science writer Joseph Silk
Explains recent discoveries such as dark energy and supermassive black holes in the centre of galaxies
Silk weaves the ideas of famous writers, poets and philosophers into his story, giving the reader a richer, multi-facted insight into our perpetual fascination with and changing views of our Universe
From time immemorial, poets and philosophers have looked in awe and wonder at the Universe. Such awe is shared by astrophysicists, too, as they seek to understand its nature, and whether it has any limits. In The Infinite Cosmos, Joseph Silk, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University, cosmologist and well-known science writer, brings together the modern understanding of the Universe, its structure, its evolution, and its possible fate, combining the latest from theory and observation. The narrative is peppered with quotations from literature and philosophy, and reflects, too, on the process of scientific discovery, and the implications of our discoveries.
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Oxford University Press, Incorporated
March 22, 2006
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