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The Little Book of Cosmology

Lyman Page



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Princeton University Press
15 March 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Cosmology & the universe; Physics; Astrophysics; Space science
The cutting-edge science that is taking the measure of the universe The Little Book of Cosmology provides a breathtaking look at our universe on the grandest scales imaginable. Written by one of the world's leading experimental cosmologists, this short but deeply insightful book describes what scientists are revealing through precise measurements of the faint thermal afterglow of the Big Bang-known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB-and how their findings are transforming our view of the cosmos.

Blending the latest findings in cosmology with essential concepts from physics, Lyman Page first helps readers to grasp the sheer enormity of the universe, explaining how to understand the history of its formation and evolution in space and time. Then he sheds light on how spatial variations in the CMB formed, how they reveal the age, size, and geometry of the universe, and how they offer a blueprint for the formation of cosmic structure.

Not only does Page explain current observations and measurements, he describes how they can be woven together into a unified picture to form the Standard Model of Cosmology. Yet much remains unknown, and this incisive book also describes the search for ever deeper knowledge at the field's frontiers-from quests to understand the nature of neutrinos and dark energy to investigations into the physics of the very early universe.
By:   Lyman Page
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691195780
ISBN 10:   0691195781
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   15 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Lyman Page is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He is the coeditor of Finding the Big Bang. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Reviews for The Little Book of Cosmology

A nice little book for those who have some knowledge of the subject. ---Laura Nuttall, BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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