Cosmology 101

Cosmology 101

Book - 2007
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Provides a one-stop resource for understanding the current developments in cosmology and the theories of the universe
What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Cosmology 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of evolution using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

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In introducing readers to cosmology and the real world of sometimes unscholarly scientists, Larsen (astronomy and physics, Central Connecticut State U.) examines myths about cosmic bodies, current speculation about the universe, and insights from technology-aided discoveries regarding its nature, mapping, and evolution. The text includes a glossary and annotated bibliography, but no dazzling out-of-this world views of the cosmos. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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An introduction to cosmology includes coverage of myths about cosmic bodies, insights gained from technology, and current speculation about the origin and nature of the universe.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 0313337314 (alk. paper)
9780313337314 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 531.1 LAR
Characteristics: xxi, 187 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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