How it began : a time-traveler's guide to the universe / Chris Impey.

Impey, Chris. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780393080025 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393080021 (hardcover)
  • Description: xiii, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2012.

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Separated at birth -- Planetary zoo -- Distant worlds -- Stellar nursery -- The edge of darkness -- Island universe -- Cosmic architecture -- Nuclear power -- The growth of galaxies -- Light and life -- Big bang -- White heat -- Something rather than nothing -- Unification and inflation -- Multiverse.
Summary: What if we could look into space and see not only 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.
Subject: Cosmology > Popular works.
Space and time > Popular works.