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The Fifth Essence: Search for Dark Matter in the Universe [Paperback]

Lawrence M. Krauss
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20 Sep 1990
This speculative book about the nature of the universe, suggests that the earth, planets and stars are only a tiny fraction of the universe and that the rest is composed of "dark matter", the composition of which presents a challenge to extant theories about the origins of the universe.

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  • Paperback: 411 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New edition edition (20 Sep 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099786508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099786504
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 20 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was looking online for books for background reading to help with Physics A level and someone recommended it but it is a higher level than I expected.
If you are looking for something less challenging then I recommend Brian Green's the fabric of the cosmos
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