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The big bang

Main Author: Silk, Joseph, 1942-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : W.H. Freeman, [2001]
Physical Description: xv, 496 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Subjects:
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-453) and index.
Introduction to cosmology -- Origins of modern cosmology -- Observational cosmology -- Evidence for the Big Bang -- Cosmological models -- First millisecond -- Thermonuclear detonation of the universe -- Primeval fireball emerges -- Origin of the galaxies -- Evolution of the galaxies -- Theory of galaxy formation -- Giant clusters of galaxies -- Radio galaxies and quasars -- Formation of the stars -- Morphology of galaxies -- Origin of the heavy elements -- Into the infinite future -- Alternatives to the Big Bang.
Physical Description: xv, 496 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-453) and index.
ISBN: 0716738783
9780716738787
0716742462
9780716742463