Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe

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Basic Books, 2000 - Science - 195 pages
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Popular cosmologist Martin Rees of Cambridge University traces the essential features of the physical cosmos to six numbers imprinted in the Big Bang, and argues that if a single one were untuned, there would be no stars and no life.
  

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Cosmology 101 [Strictly for Cosmology amateurs] Syllabus as follows: - Read Rees' book thoroughly. - Write an essay in appreciation that elucidates the crucial importance of physical constants ... Read full review

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"Our earth's atmosphere is rich in oxygen; it didn't start out that way, but was transformed by primitive bacteria in its early history." (17) "For a billion years, primitive organisms exhaled oxygen ... Read full review

Contents

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V
14
VI
27
VII
45
VIII
58
IX
80
X
102
XI
115
XII
130
XIII
149
XIV
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XV
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XVI
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Matrin Rees is a leading researcher on cosmic evolution, black holes, and galaxies. He has himself originated many key ideas, and brings a unique perspective to themes discussed in this book. He is currently a Royal Society Research Professor, and Great Britain's Astronomer Royal. Through based in Cambridge University for most of his career, he travels extensively, and collaborates wit many colleagues in the U.S. and elsewhere. He is an enthusiast for international collaboration in research, and is a member of several foreign academies.

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