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The Future of the Universe

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Beschreibung

Many books have described how the universe became the way it is today. But what about the future of the universe? How long might the universe as we recognize it survive? The Future of the Universe takes the reader on a journey through space and time, beginning with a long look at the Earth and solar system, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and finishing with speculations about the life and fate of the entire universe.


Many books have been written about the Big Bang and how the universe became the way it is today. But what about the future of the universe? What will happen to the Earth and solar system? What about our galaxy? Indeed, how long will the universe as we recognize it survive? The Future of the Universe takes the reader on a journey through space and time, beginning with a long look at the Earth and solar system, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and finishing with speculations about the life and fate of the entire universe.


From the reviews:

"A. J. Meadow's Future of the Universe tracks not only the plan of the cosmos as a whole, but a host of futures. Overall I can easily recommend this book. It's not only about the future it's a good primer on just about everything." (Rebecca Johnson, Sky & Telescope, August, 2007)

"The book reads easily and the language is simple. the reader is left not only with a good clear picture of the past, present, and future of the relevant subject but also looking forward to the next instalment. a satisfying and thought-provoking review of current cosmology, informative for the layman and capable by its brevity of inspiring some degree of lateral thinking for the serious astronomer. It has nine colour plates, an index, and advice for further reading, and I recommend it unreservedly." (Colin Cooke, The Observatory, Vol. 127 (1200), October, 2007)

"The future of everything, from the Earth to the entire Universe. this book covers a huge range of speculations about the future of our Universe and its contents particularly the Earth in one volume. That, in itself, makes the Future Of The Universe a notable work. Dealing with the long-term fate of the Universe, this work deals with scenarios, such as the Big Rip, in which runaway expansion tears creation to shreds. These sections are well written . A fascinating book. " (Marcus Chown, BBC Sky at Night, May, 2007)

"This book is a popular text about the future of the Universe. Its author was of astronomy and history of science, and so he is able to present very carefully chosen questions, where one is able to give realistic answers . it also serves as very well founded source of knowledge about the present state of the solar system: the development of the sun and the planets, their magnetic fields, the conditions for a possible development of life at other planets etc." (Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1106 (8), 2007)

"In this welcome addition to the 'Astronomer's Universe' series, Meadows, retired professor of astronomy and the history of science (Loughborough Univ., UK), offers a well-documented book taking readers on a fascinating journey through space and time, with time and distance measured on a scale of millions, billions, and trillions. Nine color plates depict dramatic images; bibliographic sources are arranged by chapter to better facilitate readers seeking additional information on topics of interest. Summing Up: Recommended. General reader; lower-division undergraduates through professionals." (R. C. Jackman, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), August, 2007)



Autorentext

Jack Meadows was formerly Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Leicester University, UK. He is now Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK.



Zusammenfassung
The Future of the Universe takes the reader on a journey through space and time, beginning with a long look at the Earth and solar system, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and finishing with speculations about the life and fate of the entire universe.

Inhalt

Introduction: To Begin With.- The Heat of the Sun.- The Mobile Earth.- The Earth's Oceans and Atmosphere.- Magnetic Earth and Magnetic Sun.- Impact.- The Solar System.- Our Galaxy.- Galaxies.- The Universe.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Future of the Universe
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EAN: 9781852339463
ISBN: 1852339462
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 196
Gewicht: 501g
Größe: H241mm x B160mm x T17mm
Jahr: 2006
Auflage: 2007

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