From the Big Bang to Planet X: The 50 Most-Asked Questions About the Universe...and Their Answers

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Camden House Publishing, 1993 - Science - 151 pages
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  • What exactly is the Big Bang Theory?
  • How do we know the universe is expanding?
  • What is a black hole? Does a Planet X exist?
  • What came before the Big Bang?
  • How many galaxies are in the universe?

These are just six of the 50 questions answered in this fact-filled guide to the latest findings and theories in astronomy. Concise yet authoritative, it is the perfect reference for the thoughtful reader who doesn't have the luxury of time.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
THE UNIVERSE
14
What exactly is the Big Bang theory?
16
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About the author (1993)

Terence Dickinson, one of North America's leading astronomy writers, has been asked just about every astronomy question there is. In this book, he has selected the 50 most-asked questions as a foundation from which to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos in the down-to-earth style that has made him a best-selling author with over one million books in print.

He has received many national and international science awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Book of the Year Award and the Royal Canadian Institute's Sandford Fleming Medal.

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