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Author Liddle, Andrew R.

Title The Oxford companion to cosmology / Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday
Published Oxford, U.K. ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 341 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford paperback reference
Oxford paperback reference.
Summary "The Oxford Companion to Cosmology is a comprehensive, yet highly accessible, encyclopedic overview of this enduringly popular subject. Its 350+ in-depth entries - ranging from cosmic inflation and dark energy to Higgs boson and neutrinos - both illuminate the ideas behind the current understanding of the universe and outline the fundamental physics from which those ideas emerge. Subjects covered include the structure of the universe, the evolution of galaxies, galaxy clusters, and cold dark matter. It deals with both theoretical ideas, such as alternative cosmologies, as well as the various types of observational evidence, including redshift surveys and cosmic microwave background radiation. Appearing at a time when there is a growing consensus about the origins and development of the universe, centred on the hot Big Bang and the emerging Standard Cosmological Model, it offers an introductory overview of this fundamental issue that brings the reader up to date on current thinking."
Notes Title from title screen (Oxford reference online premium, viewed Jan. 11, 2010)
Subject Cosmology -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Encyclopedie├źn (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Loveday, Jon.
ISBN 0191727377 (electronic book)
0198608586 (print)
9780191727375 (electronic book)
9780198608585 (print)
Other Titles Companion to cosmology