- Series: Princeton Series in Physics
- Hardcover: 736 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 19, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691074283
- ISBN-13: 978-0691074283
- Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 9.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Principles of Physical Cosmology
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"Nothing is more badly needed than a solid but accessible book on cosmology, written by an insider who has not lost his or her skepticism, Peeble's new book fills the bill admirably."--Nature
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During the last twenty years, dramatic improvements in methods of observing astrophysical phenomena from the ground and in space have added to our knowledge of what the universe is like now and what it was like in the past, going back to the hot big bang. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I'm not qualified to give a review of Peebles PPC, but I can say it is an invaluable reference and very easy to read. I know only few of the subjects covered. Plan on spending lots of time on the new topics he has covered since his first 'Cosmology"
Certainly as a 1993 model, some of the latest discoveries in physics and cosmology are not included. This is no big deal as the basic foundations are well intact and the majority of us (I'll betcha) can always stand a refresher course in the fundamentals without having to get bogged down with too much of the wiz-bang new discoveries. Besides, to truly grasp the new, we must be fully conditioned by the old.
Final opinion: If you are math adverse, avoid this book.
Final, final opinion: If not, buy it.
I hope you find this review helpful.
Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
Like his textbook on quantum mechanics, this can be a difficult book to learn from. He expects a great deal of knowledge from his readers. On the other hand, he is an absolute master at explaining why cosmologists do what they do. A very worthwhile book that every physicist should read.