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A Little Book about the Big Bang

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674251847

Publication Date: 03/01/2022


240 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

18 illus.

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?
  • 1. Gravity, Pumpkins, and Cosmology
  • 2. A Special Theory
  • 3. General Relativity, the Basis of Cosmology
  • 4. The Expanding Universe
  • 5. Cosmology’s Rosetta Stone: The Cosmic Background Radiation
  • 6. The Primeval Cauldron
  • 7. Dark Universe
  • 8. Darker Universe
  • 9. Galaxies Exist and So Do We
  • 10. The Universal Pipe Organ
  • 11. The First Blink: Cosmic Inflation
  • 12. To Inflate or Not to Inflate
  • 13. Crunches and Bounces
  • 14. Why Quantum Gravity?
  • 15. Multiverses and Metaphysics
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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