One universe : at home in the cosmos / Neil de Grasse Tyson, Charles Liu, Robert Irion

Author(s): Tyson, Neil deGrasse
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Subjects: Cosmology
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2000
LC Classification: Q, QB
Physical Description: 217 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction: Our Connection to the Universe 1
Motion: Everything Moves 7
The Expanding Universe 9
Motion Through the Millennia 11
The Universe Goes 'Round 25
Gravity's Hold on the Cosmos 34
Gravity and Light 41
The Eternal Free Fall of Orbits 48
Gravity Rules 56
Matter: The Stuff of the Universe 61
Matter's Many Guises 65
The Scarcity of Matter 74
We Are Stardust 81
The Physics of Dense Matter 93
Too Much Matter 104
Energy: The Power of Cosmic Phenomena 109
Energy Powers the Universe 111
By the Light of a Star 120
Probing Space with Spectra 133
Electromagnetism at Work 138
Sighting the Superenergetic 146
Evidence for Supermassive Black Holes 152
Frontiers: The Limits of Motion, Matter, and Energy 157
Does Matter + Energy = Life? 161
Where Did the Universe Come From? 171
How Small Does Matter Get? 179
The Source of Big Explosions 187
Where Does the Universe Go From Here? 192
What Lies Ahead 202
Progress in Understanding the Cosmos: A Selected Chronology 207
Glossary 211
About the Authors 213
Index 214
Credits 218
Alternate Titles: At head of title: Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History
Additional Authors: Liu, Charles, 1968-
Irion, Robert
American Museum of Natural History. Rose Center for Earth and Space
Notes: LCCN: 99053981
ISBN: 0309064880 (alk. paper)
Includes index
OCLC Number: 42726152
ISBN/ISSN: 0309064880