Extreme Cosmos

Extreme Cosmos

A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe

Book - 2012
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A top astronomer explores the universe through the lens of its most jaw-dropping extremes.

The universe is all about extremes, and in this engaging and thought-provoking book, astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, and even loudest elements. From supernova explosions a billion times brighter than the sun to an asteroid the size of a beach ball, Extreme Cosmos offers a fascinating, fresh, and informed perspective of the remarkable richness of the universe, and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has revealed.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2012, c2011.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399537516
Branch Call Number: 523.1 GAENSLER
Characteristics: x, 240 pages ; 21 cm.


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Dec 18, 2014

The author does a good job of explaining concepts and showing the crazy things out in the universe. This is an entertaining and informative book.

Saad13 Jul 02, 2013

The author explains the concepts very well, while providing great examples which allow you to grasp the epicness of the cosmos.


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