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Title The illustrated encyclopedia of the universe / foreword by Martin Rees ; general editor, Ian Ridpath.

Publication Info. New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.


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Description 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-348) and index.
Summary "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe offers a complete guide to our discovery and understanding of the Universe, exploring all the facets that make up this fascinating but complex subject." "Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe combines authority and integrity with real accessibility, covering every aspect of the subject, from the first tentative explanations of Earth's place in the Universe, right through to the latest developments in quantum theory and space technology. Enhanced by hundreds of breathtaking photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, the encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and visually dramatic book - an essential guide to interested readers of all levels."--Jacket.
Contents The history of astronomy. Cosmologies and cultures -- A model for science -- Astronomical instruments -- Milestones in astronomy -- Amateur and professional astronomers -- The laws of physics. Classical physics -- Laws governing motion -- Gravitation -- What is matter? -- Electromagnetic radiation -- Einstein's relativity.
In search of quantum reality. Birth of the quantum -- Light as particles -- Inside the atom -- Uncertainty and probability -- The standard model -- Superstring theory -- The universe: past, present and future. Hubble's expanding universe -- How big is the cosmos? -- The big bang -- Cosmic background radiation -- A cold and dark future? -- Fundamental questions.
Subject Astronomy -- Encyclopedias.
Space sciences -- Encyclopedias.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Space sciences. (OCoLC)fst01127807
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Encyclopedias. (OCoLC)fst01423798
Added Author Ridpath, Ian.
Ridpath, Ian.
ISBN 0823025128

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