Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Purchase a Gift Card to Last Word!

 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Einstein?s Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe, Goldsmith, Donald
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Goldsmith, Donald

Title   Einstein?s Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Harvard University Press

ISBN Number    0674242416 / 9780674242418

Seller ID   SKU20155278

0674242416 1st edition, later printing. Books were stored poorly, top edge of pages may be dirty, may have slight musty odor. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

The Big Bang: A Big Bust? The cosmos seems to be in crisis, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see it. How, for instance, can the universe be full of stars far older than itself? How could space have once expanded faster than the speed of light? How can most of the matter in the universe be "missing"? And what kind of truly weird matter could possibly account for ninety percent of the universe's total mass?

This brief and witty book, by the award-winning science writer Donald Goldsmith, takes on these and other key questions about the origin and evolution of the cosmos. By clearly laying out what we currently know about the universe as a whole, Goldsmith lets us see firsthand, and judge for ourselves, whether modern cosmology is in a state of crisis. "Einstein's Greatest Blunder?" puts the biggest subject of all--the story of the universe as scientists understand it--within the grasp of English-speaking earthlings.

When Albert Einstein confronted a cosmological contradiction, in 1917, his solution was to introduce a new term, the "cosmological constant." For a time, this mathematical invention solved discrepancies between his model and the best observations available, but years later Einstein called it the "greatest blunder" of his career. And yet the cosmological constant is still alive today--it is one of the "fudge factors" employed by cosmologists to make their calculations fit the observational data. Theoretical cosmologists, shows Goldsmith, continually reshape their models in an honest (if sometimes futile) effort to explain apparent chaos as cosmic harmony--whether their specific concern is the age and expansion rate of the cosmos, hot versus cold "dark matter," the inflationary theory of the big bang, the explanation of large-scale structure, or the density and future of the universe.

Engagingly written and richly illustrated with photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, "Einstein's Greatest Blunder?" is a feast for the eye and mind.

Price = 8.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
The Road to Omaha
Ludlum, Robert
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Storyteller
Vargas Llosa, Mario
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

High Tide in Tucson: Essays From Now Or Never, Kingsolver, Barbara
High Tide in Tucson: Essays From Now Or Never
Kingsolver, Barbara
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The complete book of bicycling,
Sloane, Eugene A
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing, Robert Klitzman
Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
Robert Klitzman
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Gardening with Kids, MacLatchie, Sharon
Gardening with Kids
MacLatchie, Sharon
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Opium Season: A Year On The Afghan Frontier, Hafvenstein, Joel
Opium Season: A Year On The Afghan Frontier
Hafvenstein, Joel
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

New York Times Book of Science
Flaste, Richard
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

How to Make Your Own Professional Lock Tools by Eddie the Wire, Eddie the Wire
How to Make Your Own Professional Lock Tools by Eddie the Wire
Eddie the Wire
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Animal Talk: Science and the Voices of Nature
Morton, Eugene S.
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Einstein's Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries, Waller, John
Einstein's Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries
Waller, John
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Digital Copyright: Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet, Litman, Jessica
Digital Copyright: Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet
Litman, Jessica
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie