How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

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An exploration of how science is coming up sharp against the mind-boggling idea that the universe may be finite. Such a revelation would provide the ultimate twist to the Copernican revolution, for we would find out exactly where we are in the cosmos. Through observation and thought experiment, we have started to chart out the universe in which we live, just as we have mapped the oceans and continents of our planet. In the dawn of the new millennium, details of this grand cosmic map are coming into focus. Through a kind of cosmic archaeology and without leaving Earth, we can look at the pattern of hot spots left over from the Big Bang and begin to trace the shape of space.
An exploration of how science is coming up sharp against the mind-boggling idea that the universe may be finite. Such a revelation would provide the ultimate twist to the Copernican revolution, for we would find out exactly where we are in the cosmos. Through observation and thought experiment, we have started to chart out the universe in which we live, just as we have mapped the oceans and continents of our planet. In the dawn of the new millennium, details of this grand cosmic map are coming into focus. Through a kind of cosmic archaeology and without leaving Earth, we can look at the pattern of hot spots left over from the Big Bang and begin to trace the shape of space.
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AuthorJanna Levin
PublisherGeorge Weidenfeld & Nicholson
PlaceLondon
Year2002
ISBN9780297646518
BindingHardcover
ConditionVery Good
Dustjacket ConditionVery Good
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