This book gives an accessible account of the history of the Universe; not only what happened, but why it happened. An author of textbooks on the early Universe and inflation, David Lyth now explains both cosmology and the underlying physics to the general reader. The book includes a detailed account of the almost imperceptible structure in the early Universe, and its probable origin as a quantum fluctuation during an early epoch known as the epoch of inflation. It also explains how that early structure is visible now in the cosmic microwave radiation which is our main source of information about the early Universe, and how it gave rise to galaxies and stars. The main text of the book assumes no knowledge of mathematics or physics so that it is accessible to everybody, while an appendix contains more advanced material. As a result the book will be useful for a wide spectrum of readers, including high-school students, undergraduates, postgraduates and professional physicists working in areas other than cosmology. It will also serve as “additional reading” for university courses in general astronomy, astrophysics or cosmology itself.
A Quick History of the Universe takes a whistlestop tour through - funnily enough - the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to right now. The narrative text and cartoons cover all you need to know about space, forces and physics.
The popular belief that a scientific understanding of reality is incompatible with a Christian one is simply wrong. Some Christian understandings of reality do conflict with some scientific understandings. But a thoroughly rational Christian understanding of the origin and history of the universe will be informed by the best scientific theories and the "facts" founded on them. This book weaves a narrative of the origin and history of the universe from the perspective of contemporary science with a Christian understanding of God and of God's role in the origin and history of the universe. At the center of this integrated narrative is the view that God, who is pure, unbounded Love, is Creator: the zest for life in the universe comes from God, and God is the source of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the universe. God is amazed and delighted at what God-and-the-world has created; God is saddened by ways creatures have fallen short of pure, unbounded Love, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness; and God's pure, unbounded Love keeps on trying to persuade all creatures toward Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
JOURNEY THROUGH the incredible 13.7 billion-year story of the entire history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day on a laminated 10-foot timeline wallchart. Ever wondered what on earth was going on at the time of Henry VIII? Follow your curiosity and see what else was happening at the time: Martin Luther is protesting against the Pope, Columbus has navigated his way to the Americas, Copernicus is expounding his radical theory about the universe, and the Incas are inhabiting their summer palace called Machu Picchu! This giant edition is specially designed to be unfolded and stuck up on a wall and makes a spectacular display for any library, bedroom, classroom, or anywhere curious people dwell. What on Earth? Posterbooks are fully laminated for extra durability and are easy to mount on a wall.
Since the dawn of time, men have gazed at the stars and attempted to chart the heavens. In this book, astrophysicist Joe McEvoy tells the story of this eternal striving to uncover the mysteries of the universe.