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The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of…

The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern…

by Stuart Clark

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A discursive discussion about some of the more difficult issues facing the world of astrophysics today. Looking at such a subjects as black holes, nebula formation, solar dynamics and the heat death of the universe, this isn't a starters guide to the state of astrophysics. Despite a readable style, I didn't find this, that accessible, but I would imagine that the controversies that it explores were well covered. Certainly not for the novice, it does have some good points, it's just that as someone who was looking for an introduction into the mysteries of the universe, this probably wasn't the best choice for that notion. ( )
  aadyer | Mar 25, 2017 |
Most of this easy-reading book covers the same topics as scads of other cosmology popularizations, albeit in a novel order. By emphasizing doubts about things like inflation, dark matter, dark energy, the exactitude of Einstein's equivalence principle, and whether space and time (and hence spacetime) are sufficiently understood, Clark eventually arrives at the position that a paradigm shift may be in the offing.
  fpagan | Jan 20, 2017 |
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A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know--and what we don't. This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton's famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten; if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What's at the bottom of a black hole? Are there universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?… (more)

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