The state of the universe A primer in modern cosmology.
2007, 320 pp, paperback.
A masterly overview of the development of cosmological thinking from the Greeks, via Newton and Einstein, to the present day.It is science’s last and greatest challenge: fathoming the depths of the night sky. The objective: to crack the cosmic code, to unravel the blueprint for nature’s grandest conception, a machine constructed on an unimaginably vast scale – the Universe itself. Today’s model of an expanding Universe – the big bang cosmology – is actually built on principles derived from a few simple mathematical equations.