The view from the center of the universe : discovering our extraordinary place in the cosmos / Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams

Author(s): Primack, J. R. (Joel R.)
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Subjects: Cosmology--History
Physics--Philosophy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006
LC Classification: Q, QB
Table of Contents: 1. Wrapping your mind around the universe 15
2. From the flat Earth to the heavenly spheres 39
3. From the center of the universe to no place special 67
4. What is the universe made of? : the cosmic density pyramid 89
5. What is the center of the universe? : the cosmic spheres of time 122
6. What size is the universe? : the cosmic uroboros 156
7. Where do we come from? : the cosmic Las Vegas 179
8. Are we alone? : the possibility of alien wisdom 206
9. Think cosmically, act globally 239
10. Taking our extraordinary place in the cosmos 269
Alternate Titles: Cover title: Discovering our extraordinary place in the cosmos
Additional Authors: Abrams, Nancy Ellen, 1949-
Notes: LCCN: 2005055262
ISBN: 1594489149 (acid-free paper)
EAN: 9781594489143
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: pt. 1. Cosmological revolutions: Wrapping your mind around the universe ; From the flat Earth to the heavenly spheres ; From the center of the universe to no place special -- pt. 2. The new scientific picture of the universe: What is the universe made of? : the cosmic density pyramid ; What is the center of the universe? : the cosmic spheres of time ; What size is the universe? : the cosmic uroboros ; Where do we come from? : the cosmic Las Vegas ; Are we alone? : the possibility of alien wisdom -- pt. 3. The meaningful universe: Think cosmically, act globally ; Taking our extraordinary place in the cosmos
Physical Description: 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 62282388
ISBN/ISSN: 1594489149
9781594489143

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