In Search of Dark Matter
The dark matter problem is one of the most fundamental and profoundly difficult problems in the history of science. Not knowing what makes up most of the mass in the Universe goes to the heart of our understanding of the Universe and our place in it. In Search of Dark Matter is the story of the emergence of the dark matter problem, from the initial 'discovery' of dark matter by Jan Oort to contemporary explanations for the nature of dark matter and its role in the origin and evolution of the Universe.
Written for the intelligent non-scientist and scientist alike, it spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. Concepts that the reader will encounter along the way are at the cutting edge of scientific research. However the themes are explained in such a way that no prior understanding of science beyond a high school education is necessary.
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Review: In Search of Dark MatterUser Review - Gregory - Goodreads
I good overview of the recent history of astronomy and cosmology. It covers a great deal and does it well. There are a few subjects that it tackles that might have been hard to understand if I wasn't already familiar with them. Read full review
Review: In Search of Dark MatterUser Review - Pete - Goodreads
Good explanation of something we cannot see, yet we must believe exists because our experiences tell us it must. Otherwise, the universe could not exist in the manner in which see it. Seems to me that ... Read full review
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