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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.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.