The Infinite Cosmos:Questions from the frontiers of cosmology: Questions from the frontiers of cosmology

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OUP Oxford, Feb 9, 2006 - Science - 260 pages
From time immemorial, poets and philosophers have looked in awe and wonder at the Universe. Such awe is shared by astrophysicists, too, as they seek to understand its nature, and whether it has any limits. In The Infinite Cosmos, Joseph Silk, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University, cosmologist and well-known science writer, brings together the modern understanding of the Universe, its structure, its evolution, and its possible fate, combining the latest from theory andobservation. The narrative is peppered with quotations from literature and philosophy, and reflects, too, on the process of scientific discovery, and the implications of our discoveries.

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To write competently on cosmology, it is not enough to be a good astronomer. Your knowledge of particle physics also has to be up to snuff. Since writing _On the Shores of the Unknown_, Silk still ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Joseph Silk is Savilian Professor of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is an experienced and successful author of books on cosmology for the general reader: his published titles include The Big Bang (W. H. Freeman) and The Left Hand of Creation (with J. D. Barrow, published by Oxford University Press).

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