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Universe in Creation

A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674976078

Publication Date: 05/07/2018


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

17 halftones, 4 line illustrations


  • Introduction
  • I. Where Does the Universe Come From?
    • 1. What Is the Universe—and How Large Is It?
    • 2. Galaxies Misbehave
    • 3. What’s the Big Idea?
    • 4. Einstein, Gravity, and the Universe
    • 5. The Big Bang and Beyond
    • 6. Building Plans
  • II. How Did Structure Arise from Chaos?
    • 7. An Apple Pie from Scratch
    • 8. Into the Abyss
    • 9. Into the Cauldron
    • 10. Into the Light
  • III. Is Life Merely a Roll of the Cosmic Dice?
    • 11. The Great Inventor
    • 12. Information, Please!
    • 13. Is Evolution Predictable?
    • 14. The Sensational Sensations
    • 15. Design without a Designer?
    • 16. “Who’s There?”
  • Epilogue: What Is Worthy of Our Wonder?
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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