- Tapa dura: 144 páginas
- Editor: Carlton Books Ltd; Edición: 4 (13 de septiembre de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1780971699
- ISBN-13: 978-1780971698
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
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Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe (Inglés) Tapa dura – 13 sep 2012
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Bang! Space, time, matter...the Universe was born 13.7 billion years ago. Infinitely small at first, it expanded more rapidly than anyone can contemplate. Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott explain how all this came about, from the moment when time and space came into existence, to the formation of the first stars, galaxies and planets, and to the evolution of human beings able to contemplate our own origins and ultimate destiny. Then on towards that destiny in the infinite future, long after the Earth has been consumed by the Red Giant Sun. The story is told in clear, straight forward terms, in the strict order in which the events happened, and uses no mathematics. "Bang!" is an amazing story and this newly revised text brings it "Bang!" up to date. Is it fiction? The authors hope not, since it is based upon lifetimes work by great scientists such as Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and hundreds of other brilliant minds. Enjoy, and let your imagination run riot.
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Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May recently completed the PhD in astrophysics which he abandoned when Queen first started to find fame. Sir Patrick Moore is the presenter of the world's longest running television program--BBC TV's The Sky at Night, which was first broadcast in 1957. He is author of more than 100 books, and has played a unique role in astronomy education and popularizing science through 6 decades. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society--something he shares with Sir Isaac Newton. Chris Lintott is best-known as the co-presenter, with Patrick, of "The Sky at Night". He took his first degree in Physics at Cambridge, then his PhD in Astrophysics at University College London, and is now doing further research at Oxford.
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The scope of the book is exactly as advertised on the cover - "The Complete History of the Universe." As such it is a cosmological book, with reader-friendly (and, I think, as scientifically accurate as it is possible to be without delving into advanced mathematics) coverage of the Big Bang, expansion of the universe, the formation of the solar system, and the eventual fate of the universe. It ranges from the large (looking at the universe as a whole) to the subatomic, with a discussion of the fate of the elementary particles of which all matter is made. Ample evidence (and discussion) is devoted to the big cosmological questions: an infinitely expanding universe vs. a big crunch model, the evidence for the existence of dark matter, the relationship between time and distance, etc.
By its very nature, a book that deals this extensively with big ideas won't have much room for the details of trivial matters such as the Solar System. In my opinion this is a failing of the book - planets and their moons are barely mentioned except in groups (the "gas giants are...." or "the moons of Jupiter are...."). Extrasolar planets are essentially non-existent. Oddly, given this omission, there is a large amount of time devoted to observational astronomy - while the names of the constellations are useful (and make finding your way around the heavens), they are arbitrary groupings arising from Earth's sightlines with no real physical existence. Similarly, the sections on telescopes and observing are a little dull and go on too long.
Still, a very attractive and interesting book. Most armchair astronomers are likely to learn at least a few new things, because of the sheer breadth of the material. Even if they don't they are sure to revel in the beautiful pictures and diagrams, and gloat over the relatively cheap selling price.
It deals with the universe from the first nanosecond to its theoretical end...or is it?
I thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in our place in the great scheme of things. Just look at the contents and you'll understand what the book holds for you.
If I had to make a complaint it would be the paucity of illustrations.
All told. Good value.
I was a bit skeptical about "Bang!! The Complete History of the Universe" but intrigued as well, especially when I saw the two co-authors, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott, and I must say that the book did not let me down. "Bang!" is a quite comprehensive, but very approachable primer on the latest 'birth of the universe' theories. Written in a highly engaging, but not simplistic, style and beautifully illustrated, it is an outstanding introduction to astrophysics for the novice and a great review of current theories for the more knowledgeable.
The fact that Dr. May's name on the cover may bring readers that would not normally pick up a book like this is just icing on the cake.
Kudos to all involved!