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Book of the COSMOS, The Scientific American, by David H. Levy

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Product Description

Contributors to this volume aim to provide the layperson with the fundamental concepts of cosmology - the science of the origin and structure of the universe. Topics covered include: the Big Bang Theory and the birth and expansion of the universe; the formation of galaxies; the creation of the Milky Way; star death and birth; the cration of the Solar System; the birth of our Sun and a tour of the nine planets; and an exploration of life on earth and the possibility of discovering intelligent extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the universe. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David H. Levy is the author of several books, including Skywatching, More Things in Heaven, Sharing the Sky, and The Ultimate Universe, a book-and-CDROM that was a Main Selection of the Astronomy Book Club. Levy also succeeded Carl Sagan as Science columnist for Parade magazine

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (November 22, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312254539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312254537
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches


Finally, the entire body of our scientific knowledge of the universe is available in one definitive volume. Scientific American, the oldest and most popular science magazine in the world, has prepared the most comprehensive and comprehensible book on the subject ever.

Under the direction of renowned astronomer David H. Levy, this spectacular book assembles the best minds in science to give clear and accessible explanations of the nature of the cosmos. Newly commissioned essays by working scientists at the top of their fields and classic writings by such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, and Carl Sagan take us to the frontiers of space and time-from sub-atomic particles to the edge of the universe.

Both thoughtful and provocative, this book asks-and answers-the big questions, such as:

o How did our solar system evolve?
o What forces lie at the center of the atom?
o What is the size of the universe?
o What is dark matter?
o What is the possibility of extraterrestrial life?
o What is the importance of superstrings?
o How do galaxies form?

Dazzling full-color and black-and-white photographs aid in articulating the latest theories about the size, age, nature, and expansion of the universe, and make this book a delight to behold. Essays are grouped by topic, from the largest phenomena, such as the formation of the universe, down to the smallest detail, such as the makeup of an atom. In addition, each section contains an illuminating introduction by David Levy that binds the essays together and creates a whole picture.
The Scientific American Book of the Cosmos is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of both professional astronomers and science enthusiasts alike.


O Livro é muito bom.

Uma ótima aquisição encontrada nos EUA por apenas 0,42 Cents.
Este foi o preço mínimo encontrado no site da AMAZON.


O livro de capa dura, possui 416 páginas e tem um total de dez capítulos magistralmente escritos.

O curioso deste livro é que cada capítulo tem uma introdução própria feita pelo autor.

É um livro que irá agradar tanto os astrônomos profissionais quanto os astrônomos amadores.

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