Cosmology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622754131
  • ISBN-13: 9781622754137
  • DDC: 523.1
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Bridging astronomy and physics, cosmology seeks to examine the nature of the universe as a whole. Scientific investigation of cosmology began in ancient times and progressed rapidly after the Scientific Revolution, which produced the discovery of gravity and the heliocentric model of Copernicus. This volume examines the historical developments in the field of cosmology, the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, and the future implications of dark matter and an expanding universe. Readers will also be introduced to the various thinkers who helped advance study of this endlessly fascinating field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Early Understanding.
2: Cosmology in the Early 20th Century.
3: Looking Backward: The Big Bang.
4: Looking Forward: The Fate of the Universe.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.