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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 (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

By Impey, Chris
Read by Drummond, David

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In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang. What if we could look into space and see not onl...y our place in the universe but also how we came to be here? As it happens, we can. Because it takes time for light to travel, we see more and more distant regions of the universe as they were in the successively greater past. Impey uses this concept--look-back time--to take us on an intergalactic tour that is simultaneously out in space and back in time. Performing a type of cosmic archaeology, Impey brilliantly describes the astronomical clues that scientists have used to solve fascinating mysteries about the origins and development of our universe. The milestones on this journey range from the nearby to the remote: We travel from the Moon, Jupiter, and the black hole at the heart of our galaxy all the way to the first star, the first ray of light, and even the strange, roiling conditions of the infant universe, an intense and volatile environment in which matter was created from pure energy. Impey gives us breathtaking visual descriptions and also explains what each landmark can reveal about the universe and its history. His lucid, wonderfully engaging scientific discussions bring us to the brink of modern cosmology and physics, illuminating such mind-bending concepts as invisible dimensions, timelessness, and multiple universes. A dynamic and unforgettable portrait of the cosmos, How It Began will reward its listeners with a deeper understanding of the universe we inhabit as well as a renewed sense of wonder at its beauty and mystery.
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ISBN 9798200080311
Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
Publisher Tantor Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9798200080311
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Publisher Tantor Audio
Imprint Tantor Audio
Released 1 Mar 2021
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
 › 4 other possible formats available
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Read by Drummond, David
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Science: General Issues
Astronomy, Space & Time
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NBS Text Popular Science
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