Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
Humankind has grappled for millennia with the fundamental questions of the origin and end of the universe-it was a focus of ancient religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Today we are at the brink of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe.
Alpha and Omegais a dispatch from the front lines of the cosmological revolution that is being waged at observatories and laboratories around the world-in Europe, in America, and even in Antarctica-where scientists are actually peering into both the cradle of the universe and its grave. Scientists-including galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers, gravity theorists and atom smashers, all of whom are on the trail of dark matter, dark energy, and the growing inhabitants of the particle zoo-now know how the universe will end and are on the brink of understanding its beginning. Their findings will be among the greatest triumphs of science, even towering above the deciphering of the human genome.
This is the book you need to help understand the frequent front-page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries. It makes cutting-edge science both crystal clear and wonderfully exciting.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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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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Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and the End of the Universe
No preview available - 2003