The dark side of the universe: a scientist explores the mysteries of the cosmos

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Scribner's, 1988 - Science - 197 pages
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The author provides a layman's account of the recent discovery that ninety percent of the universe's mass is unseen matter and of the consequences of that discovery

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Review: The Dark Side of the Universe: A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Cosmos

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

A lovely work with a dark ending: a cold and lifeless universe. C'mon, Dr. Trefil, be true to yourself! Is your ending "satisfying," "beautiful," "right"? Does it fit? Do people smile and nod when you ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side of the Universe: A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Cosmos

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Yes, I just read a book about science from 1989. I realize the information is totally outdated, but for someone who wants a basic introduction to the history of cosmology and some of the basic ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1988)

James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general reader into prose worthy of an English major. For example, his "meditation trilogy," described below, recounts interesting examples, clear explanations, and the wonder of science in Trefil's beautiful and lively language.

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