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A Degree in a Book: Cosmology

Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject - in One Book!

Sten Odenwald

9781789505511
256 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

A Degree in a Book: Cosmology is the perfect introduction to cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics, written by one of NASA's leading astronomers and educators.

Filled with helpful diagrams, suggestions for further reading and easily digestible history sections, this book makes it easier than ever to understand the workings of the universe. Featuring the most important ideas in the field, including the Theory of Relativity, the Standard Model, Loop Quantum Gravity, and Supersymmetry, it covers the whole breadth of cosmology.

It will help you answer questions such as:
• How do we know the universe is expanding?
• What is the theory of relativity?
• How does the Higgs mechanism work?
• What is dark matter?

This book provides you with the essential foundations for understanding the science behind the universe we live in.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Get the knowledge of a degree for the price of a book in Arcturus Publishing's A Degree in a Book series. Featuring handy timelines, information boxes, feature spreads and margin annotations, these illustrated books are perfect for anyone wishing to master seemingly complex subject with ease and enjoyment.

Author Bio
Sten Odenwald is the Director of the STEM Resource Development project at NASA, a long-time astronomer and he is passionate about promoting science education. Over the course of his career, he has taught at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution, he has appeared on TV for National Geographic and has written numerous articles for magazines ranging from Astronomy magazine to Scientific American. He also runs the blog 'The Astronomy Café', where he seeks to bring cosmology and astronomy to a wider audience.