The Big Questions The Universe Hardcover – 1 Jul 2010
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Answers the biggest questions of them all - what is the universe, where did it come from and how will it end?
From the Back Cover
The Big Questions series confronts the fundamental problems of science and philosophy that have perplexed enquiring minds throughout history. Each enlightening title provides and explains the answers of our greatest thinkers. In Big Questions: The Universe, Stuart Clark tackles the 20 key questions of astronomy, cosmology and existence itself.
What is the Universe?
Do other intelligent beings exist?
What are black holes?
Was Einstein right?
How did the Universe begin?
What is dark matter?
Why is 75% of the Universe a mystery?
Is there life on Mars?
Are there alternative universes?
How will the Universe end?
Are we really made from star dust?
Can we travel through time?
How old is the Universe?
What are stars made of?
Why doesn't the moon fall down?
Can the laws of physics change?
How big is the Universe?
What was the Big Bang?
How did the Earth form?
Is there evidence for God?
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of how it says. Stuart Clark gives a highly readable succinct account of modern cosmology.
In just about 200 pages he reviews all the "Big Questions" of modern astronomy and cosmology
and gives very clear answser about what we know and what we stil don't know.
An expanded update would be useful soon as the field is fast advancing.
I have read many books on this subject; some half read, but this presentation is deserving of full marks. Thank you.