Beyond The Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way And Discovered The Entire Universe

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ISBN-13: 978-9814667166
ISBN-10: 9814667161
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"Beyond the Galaxy offers a fun, informative excursion through the universe and the complex history of our attempts to grapple with its size, age and content. Ethan Siegel writes clearly and confidently, drawing upon wonderful analogies and fascinating tidbits of astronomical history, including outstanding accounts of the heated debates of the past about the nature of the cosmos. The book is richly illustrated, nicely supplementing Siegel's lucid prose. A must read for anyone curious about the development of cosmology and where it stands today!" -- Paul Halpern, Author of Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat

"Ethan Siegel takes us on an engaging journey from the smallest to the largest scales of space and time. He illuminates the path with abundant useful figures, and clearly explains the varied topics he tackles. His descriptions for how the Universe expands, depending upon what it is made of, are particularly nice. His prose exudes enthusiasm and passion — not just for the things we have learned, but for the scientific process. A great read for the science enthusiast." -- Robert Garisto, Editor, Physical Review Letters

"Ethan Siegel has achieved the rare feat of writing a textbook that reads like an engrossing page-turner. This is a book that belongs on the reading list of every undergraduate introduction to astrophysics and cosmology." -- Dr Roberto Trotta, Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics at Imperial College, London, and author of 'The Edge of the Sky: All you need to know about the All-There-Is'

"With eloquence and clarity, Siegel tells us the story of the universe, from the (inferred) cosmic inflation and the Big Bang at the very beginning to the (predicted) Big Freeze at the very end. Beyond the Galaxy is one of those rare books that not only communicates scientific ideas, but communicates what science itself is all about." -- The Physics Mill

"Beyond the Galaxy is an excellent way for less cosmically minded physicists to fill in the gaps in their astronomy knowledge, and thereby transform 'things I've vaguely heard about' into 'things I actually know something about'." -- Physics World

From the Back Cover

A look up at the night sky reveals a treasury of wonders. Even to the naked eye, the Moon, stars, planets, the Milky Way and even a few star clusters and nebulae illuminate the heavens. For millennia, humans struggled to make sense of what's out there in the Universe, from all we can see to that which lies beyond the limits of even our most powerful telescopes. Beyond the Galaxy traces our journey from an ancient, Earth-centered Universe all the way to our modern, 21st century understanding of the cosmos. Touching on not only what we know but how we know it, Ethan Siegel takes us to the very frontiers of modern astrophysics and cosmology, from the birth of our Universe to its ultimate fate, and everything in between.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
  • ISBN-10 : 9814667161
  • Paperback : 388 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9814667166
  • Publisher : WSPC (November 26, 2015)
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.92 x 9 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 33 ratings
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