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How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe

How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe (Hardback)

By Impey, Chris

Telescopes are like time machines. Because it takes time for light to reach us, we see more and more distant regions of the universe as they looked in the successively greater past. Astronomer Chris Impey uses this concept of look-back time to take us on an intergalactic tour fro...m current-day Earth to the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Pausing at landmarks such as the oldest star and the first ray of light, Impey not only provides stunning visual descriptions but also illustrates the latest theories of the origin of everything from black holes to matter itself. Along the way he introduces us to researchers tackling such mysteries as cosmic infla-tion and the possibility of parallel universes. Enlivened by vivid descriptions and lucid explanations, How It Began offers a breathtaking tour from the familiar sights of the night sky to the most remote frontiers of the enigmatic early universe.
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ISBN 9780393080025
Released NZ 26 Mar 2012
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393080025
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 26 Mar 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Category Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Cosmology & The Universe
Space Travel & Exploration
Physics: Theoretical Methods
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 523.1
Weight 773g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cosmology, Space and time
NBS Text Science: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade