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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution Kindle Edition
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Cosmology, even written for television, is a massive subject to impart. The range of subjects runs from immense forces to the minuscule movements of subatomic particles. The authors start at the smallest, but most powerful point - the time at which the entire universe was the size of a pinhead. From that initial condition, where all space and time were combined in a furiously energetic pellet, the authors follow the universe as it expands and cools. Black holes form and disappear, smudges of material begin to coalesce and the universe begins to display some patterns. Galaxies give birth to stars and planets appear where possible.
In depicting the events and conditions of universe building, the authors provide defining, useful explanations of many phenomena. The issue of "multiple universes" has gained many adherents in theoretical physics and cosmology. Because their very nature precludes observing them, the ranks of critics of the concept are about as equally swollen. "Dark matter", that mysterious material that would explain why things aren't moving about in the manner originally formulated, is clarified [at last!] well.Read more ›
The book has two authors: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith. I must confess that I only discovered Tyson after watching the new version of 'Cosmos'. This is something of a loss. He is a great presenter, and this book shows that he (along with Donald Goldsmith) is also an excellent writer. The book is a rich and very well written volume. I can only highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in Physics, Astronomy and Science in general. Indeed, it will reward anyone who has an interest in our place in the Universe and how we got here. An excellent work.
But being a very difficult subject, I would still rate the book as a 4 stars because I still learned a lot from reading it and the style of writing of the authors is enjoyable.
Theories and concepts are well explained and abordable by the amateur reader.
The author relates the current theories of the early universe, the genesis of the elements, the planets, the stars, and (briefly) of life. On the way, we are told about antimatter, dark matter, and dark energy. He anticipates for us what the future may hold for the universe.
This represents a reasonable introduction to cosmology for a novice (like me).
I had tried other works before reading this, and found it covered much the same ground, hence for me it was a 'four star' rating - otherwise it may have been a 'five'.
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Fantastic book by great physicians if you have not done yet read it its greatPublished 4 months ago by Richard burden
I'm making my way through this book and find it fascinating to read on an educational level! Neil DeGrasse picks up more or less were Carl Sagon left off!!Published 4 months ago by Desmond Rakhaly