An old man's toy: gravity at work and play in Einstein's universe

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Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1989 - Science - 272 pages
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Zee explores one of the least understood but most interesting topics in cosmology: the nature of gravity and its place in our universe. Illustrated.

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An old man's toy: gravity at work and play in Einstein's universe

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Among the numerous authors who have written popularizations of contemporary physics, none is better than Zee at explaining things simply. Saying that "Physics began with gravity, and it may end with ... Read full review

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Out of print but thanks to amazon you can still find it. Great way to learn about quantum mechanics if you're not entirely science-oriented. And well written (for a scientist). Read full review

Contents

THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
47
STRUCTURES OUT OF THE VOID
103
THE MYSTERY OF GRAVITY
189
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About the author (1989)

A. Zee is professor of physics and a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include "Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics" (Princeton).

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