Cosmology: The Science of the UniverseCosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this bestselling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wideranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world systems, cosmology after Newton and before Einstein, special relativity, observational cosmology, inflation and creation of the universe. All chapters conclude with a section entitled Reflections containing provocative topics that will foster lively debate. The new Projects section, also at the end of each chapter, raises questions and issues to challenge the reader. 
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User Review  Dave Morris  GoodreadsWonderfully written and clear, enriched with delightful historical and philosophical perspectives, and largely free of mathematics that would be burdensome to the nonmathematician. When progressing ... Read full review
Review: Cosmology
User Review  GoodreadsWonderfully written and clear, enriched with delightful historical and philosophical perspectives, and largely free of mathematics that would be burdensome to the nonmathematician. When progressing ... Read full review
Contents
What is cosmology?  13 
The anthropometric universe  19 
Projects  25 
The Epicurean universe  33 
Reflections  42 
Cartesian and Newtonian world  49 
Cosmology after Newton  66 
The new astronomy  73 
Projects  299 
The three redshifts  306 
Reflections  314 
Projects  320 
Expanding cosmic sphere  326 
Why does Newtonian cosmology  332 
The cosmic box  339 
Where has all the energy gone?  348 
Fall of the Victorian universe  80 
Stars  87 
Inside the stars  93 
Birth of stars  100 
Projects  110 
Further reading  111 
Radio galaxies and quasars  126 
Perfect cosmological principle  141 
Design argument  155 
Space and time  169 
Projects  184 
Riemannian spaces  198 
Reflections  214 
Theory of general relativity  228 
Projects  243 
Superholes  257 
Expansion of the universe  270 
The expanding space paradigm  275 
Measuring the expansion of  285 
Reflections  292 
The many universes  355 
Oscillating universes  362 
Observational cosmology  387 
Is the universe open or closed?  403 
The early universe  413 
The first second  419 
Grand unified era  427 
Projects  435 
The horizon riddle  441 
The particle horizon  447 
Reflections  454 
Inflation  458 
Projects  472 
Reflections  486 
The paradox resolved  499 
Creation of the universe  515 
Reflections  528 
Intelligent life  542 
Appendix Fundamental quantities  555 
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