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The Resource Your place in the universe : understanding our big, messy existence, Paul M. Sutter

Your place in the universe : understanding our big, messy existence, Paul M. Sutter

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Your place in the universe : understanding our big, messy existence
Title
Your place in the universe
Title remainder
understanding our big, messy existence
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Sutter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How is a galaxy billions of light-years away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place--and he explores how our experience here on earth fits into that grand context. Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast--the author conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe. He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology. Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web, a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more. For anyone who has ever stared at the starry night sky and wondered how we humans on Earth fit into the big picture, this book is an essential road map."--Dust jacket
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Tone
Writing style
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10741652
Cataloging source
PUL
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1982-
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Sutter, Paul M.
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
  • Astronomie
  • Kosmologie
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understanding our big, messy existence
Label
Your place in the universe : understanding our big, messy existence, Paul M. Sutter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: perhaps this was all a big misunderstanding -- Sacred geometry -- A broken universe -- Tales from a bewildering sky -- The death of antimatter -- Beyond the horizon -- Bathed in radiance -- Reaping the quantum whirlwind -- A guide to living in an expanding universe -- Behold the cosmic dawn -- Of matters dark and cold -- The cosmic web -- The rise of dark energy -- The Stelliferous Era -- The fall of light -- The long winter -- A game of chance
Control code
on1044776010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884724
Lccn
2018023961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1044776010
Label
Your place in the universe : understanding our big, messy existence, Paul M. Sutter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: perhaps this was all a big misunderstanding -- Sacred geometry -- A broken universe -- Tales from a bewildering sky -- The death of antimatter -- Beyond the horizon -- Bathed in radiance -- Reaping the quantum whirlwind -- A guide to living in an expanding universe -- Behold the cosmic dawn -- Of matters dark and cold -- The cosmic web -- The rise of dark energy -- The Stelliferous Era -- The fall of light -- The long winter -- A game of chance
Control code
on1044776010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884724
Lccn
2018023961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1044776010

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