Edge of the Universe A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond

Edge of the Universe A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond Review

An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyondThe observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record--in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse. How big is the observable universe? What it is made of? What lies beyond it? Was there a time before the Big Bang? Could space have unseen dimensions? In this book, physicist and science writer Paul Halpern explains what we know--and what we hope to soon find out--about our extraordinary cosmos.Explains what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow, and dark matter to examine some of the theories about the content of the universe and why its edge is getting farther away from us fasterExplores the idea that the observable universe could be a hologram and that everything that happens within it might be written on its edgeWritten by physicist and popular science writer Paul Halpern, whose other books include "Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles," and "What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe"

Title:Edge of the Universe A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond
Edition Language:English

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  • Peter Mcloughlin

    Cosmology is currently going through a golden age. The studies of the origin, structure and fate of the universe is a fertile field at the moment. Observations on the cosmic microwave background radia...

  • Alan

    I love reading cosmology-for-the-average-person books and this is one of the best and most recent. The writing is very clear and every chapter describes current research on the topic, including the na...

  • Nathan Spencer

    An excellent introduction to the science of cosmology. Clear and concise. ...

  • Ed Dragon

    Interesting part starts from chapter 4....

  • Samy Rose

    It has been many years since I enjoyed a scientific book as much as this one. I have to start by heartily agreeing with a statement from Space Review: " "Halpern writes for the educated layperson, and...

  • Samy Rose

    It has been many years since I enjoyed a scientific book as much as this one. I have to start by heartily agreeing with a statement from Space Review: " "Halpern writes for the educated layperson, and...

  • Nilesh

    Edge of the Universe is a good, understandable summary of where cosmology and science are as of today. It focuses on the findings of the last decade or so, which are stunning. More importantly, the di...

  • Ant Ryan

    What can I say - this is scientific outreach at its best, in the best arena of science - physics.Paul Halpern's book not only explores beyond the horizon of observation, but makes the subject of cosmo...

  • Kenneth Millington

    This is a great book for helping understand the "BIG" and "small" theories about the cosmos. Very readable but more importantly enjoyable. A lot of the topics are difficult to comprehend but Halpern ...

  • Ripu Jain

    If you enjoy cosmology like i do, you will enjoy this book. Its not as eloquent as stephen hawking books, or as understandable as NDT would describe concepts, but it does a good job at explaining the ...