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Welcome To The Universe : An Astrophysical Tour (2016)

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Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016
Description:  470 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 26 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780691157245, 0691157243,
Language:  English

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.--Publisher description

Part I. Stars, planets, and life. 1. The size and scale of the universe / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 2. From the day and night sky to planetary orbits / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 3. Newton's laws / Michael A. Strauss ; 4. How stars radiate energy (I) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 5. How stars radiate energy (II) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 6. Stellar spectra / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 7. The lives and deaths of stars (I) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 8. The lives and deaths of stars (II) / Michael A. Strauss ; 9. Why Pluto is not a planet / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 10. The search for life in the galaxy / Neil deGrasse Tyson

Part II. Galaxies. 11. The interstellar medium / Michael A. Strauss ; 12. Our Milky Way / Michael A. Strauss ; 13. The universe of galaxies / Michael A. Strauss ; 14. The expansion of the universe / Michael A. Strauss ; 15. The early universe / Michael A. Strauss ; 16. Quasars and supermassive black holes / Michael A. Strauss

Part III. Einstein and the universe. 17. Einstein's road to relativity / J. Richard Gott ; 18. Implications of special relativity / J. Richard Gott ; 19. Einstein's general theory of relativity / J. Richard Gott ; 20. Black holes / J. Richard Gott ; 21. Cosmic strings, wormholes, and time travel / J. Richard Gott ; 22. The shape of the universe and the big bang / J. Richard Gott ; 23. Inflation and recent developments in cosmology / J. Richard Gott ; 24. Our future in the universe / J. Richard Gott -- Appendix 1. Derivation of E = mc² -- Appendix 2. Bekenstein, entropy of black holes, and information

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Additional Credits:
Strauss, Michael Abram, author
Gott, J. Richard, author

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