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The Resource Our universe : an astronomer's guide, Jo Dunkley

Our universe : an astronomer's guide, Jo Dunkley

Label
Our universe : an astronomer's guide
Title
Our universe
Title remainder
an astronomer's guide
Statement of responsibility
Jo Dunkley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a teacher and writer in this lively and exceptionally clear introduction to the structure and history of the universe and its enduring mysteries. Most of us have heard of black holes and supernovas, galaxies and the Big Bang. But few of us understand more than the bare facts about the universe we call home. What is really out there? How did it all begin? Where are we going? Jo Dunkley begins in Earth's neighborhood, explaining the nature of the Solar System, the stars in our night sky, and the Milky Way. She then moves out past nearby galaxies--and back in time--to the horizon of the observable universe, which contains over a hundred billion galaxies, each with billions of stars, many orbited by planets, some of which may host life. These visible objects in space sit in a web of dark matter, mysterious stuff we cannot see or yet understand. Dunkley traces the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, past the birth of the Sun and our planets, to today and beyond. She explains cutting-edge debates about such perplexing phenomena as the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many. Our Universe conveys with authority and grace the thrill of scientific discovery and a contagious enthusiasm for the endless wonders of space-time.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisheá¹›
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunkley, Jo
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.D86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universe
  • Astrophysics
Label
Our universe : an astronomer's guide, Jo Dunkley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2019 in the United Kingdom by Pelican Books, an imprint of Penguin Books."--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our place in space -- We are made of stars -- Seeing the invisible -- The nature of space -- From start to finish -- Epilogue: Looking forward
Control code
on1084633568
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780674984288
Lccn
2018055819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084633568
Label
Our universe : an astronomer's guide, Jo Dunkley
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2019 in the United Kingdom by Pelican Books, an imprint of Penguin Books."--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our place in space -- We are made of stars -- Seeing the invisible -- The nature of space -- From start to finish -- Epilogue: Looking forward
Control code
on1084633568
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780674984288
Lccn
2018055819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084633568

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