Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and the End of the Universe

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Bantam, 2004 - Cosmology - 293 pages
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Since A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME scientists have been in the midst of a revolution in cosmology. Gradually, astronomers and physicists are answering questions that have plagued mankind since prehistory: how was the universe born, how will it end? As we are now able to peer ever more closely into the cradle of the universe, so we are increasingly able to envisage its grave. By the middle of this decade, scientists will be able to provide some of the answers. These will be among the greatest triumphs of science.

This book tells that story and will reveal results of the most advanced experiments in cosmology ever conducted. It's also an intensely human story - a tale of men solving the insoluble, of the controversy and intense competition and rivalry between individuals and laboratories pursuing the same goal. Even more thrillingly - it is a lucid explanation of new scientific ideas that stretch our powers of understanding to their highest levels, and beyond.

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User Review  - DarthZeth - LibraryThing

This book is similar to "A Brief History of Time" in so far as the subject matter is concerned. However, it does deal more with the historical myths of the Beginning and End of the universe, which ... Read full review

Alpha & omega: the search for the beginning and end of the universe

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Science journalist Seife (Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea) describes the history of cosmology in terms of three "revolutions." The first, he says, was the development and gradual acceptance ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A graduate of Yale University in Mathematics, Charles Seife's areas of research include probability theory and artificial intelligence. His journalism includes articles for The New Scientist, The Economist, and Scientific American among others. His first book, Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea, won the PEN Award for Non-fiction.

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