The Big Bang by Mike Perricone
  

The Big Bang

Written by Mike Perricone
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The Big Bang by Mike Perricone

Less than a hundred years ago, science seriously debated whether a cosmic array of stars and galaxies extended beyond the Milky Way. Discoveries and theories have revealed a universe of increasing enormity, complexity, and mystery. Beginning with an overview of the scientific method, The Big Bang follows the pioneering observations of Edwin Hubble and the early insights in cosmological theory by Alexander Friedmann and Father Georges Lemaitre. The dramatic discoveries of the cosmic microwave background and the accelerating expansion of the universe set the stage for compelling new evidence about big bang origins. The theory of inflation and the concept of dark energy have established the context for our current outlook on the cosmos. New space probes and space telescopes are the next steps in the quest to understand the origins of the universe.

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Solid coverage on key topics...these titles offer a wealth of material...Great for curricular supplementation, report writers, and science buffs...hard to beat for comprehensive coverage. -School Library Journal

About the Author

Mike Perricone writes about cosmology, astrophysics, and high energy physics. He was a senior editor and science writer for nearly a decade in the Office of Public Affairs at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on the award-winning science periodicals FermiNews and Symmetry. His career as writer and reporter encompasses a lengthy stint as a sportswriter, including 12 years at the Chicago Sun-Times. Perricone is also the author of From Deadlines to Diapers: Journal of an At-Home Father. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, he lives in Riverside, Illinois.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Mike Perricone
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th May 2009

ISBN

9781604130157


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