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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter Coles

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I'm one of those people who likes to know a little bit about a lot of things, so I have several Very Short Introductions that I'm gradually getting around to reading.

Despite being a book for the layman, I still felt like the maths and concepts in the book were just a little over my head, which is really what I get for trying to jump right into cosmology and the functioning of the universe without all the intermediate steps. It's also a living field with new developments all the time, so the fact that the book's over ten years old means even I knew enough to know that parts of it were out of date now, inevitably.

I know a little bit more about cosmology now than I did when I started, though, and that was all I wanted, so I'd say the book succeeded at what it set out to do. ( )
  rrainer | Sep 20, 2013 |
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Written in simple and accessible language, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, explains the discipline, covers its history, details the latest developments, and explains what is known, what is believed, and what is purely speculative. In addition, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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