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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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

Science writer and astronomer Rees summarizes the history of the universe, pointing out that six numbers related to basic physical constants (for example, the relative strengths of the gravitational ... Read full review

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User Review  - WilliamPascoe - LibraryThing

I can see how this book could be considered to contribute to the debate about intelligent design, but unless I missed something fundamental, it is a dispassionate exposition based upon rigorous ... Read full review

Contents

IV
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V
14
VI
27
VII
45
VIII
58
IX
80
X
102
XI
115
XII
130
XIII
149
XIV
164
XV
180
XVI
186
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About the author (2000)

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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