The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

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Is there any connection between the vastness of the universes of stars and galaxies and the existence of life on a small planet out in the suburbs of the Milky Way? This book shows that there is. In their classic work, John Barrow and Frank Tipler examine the question of Mankind's place in the Universe, taking the reader on a tour of many scientific disciplines and offering fascinating insights into issues such as the nature of life, the serach for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the past history and fate of our universe.
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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 40.64mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0192821474
  • 9780192821478
  • 160,084

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In their classic work, John Barrow and Frank Tipler examine the question of mankind's place in the Universe, taking the reader on a tour of many scientific disciplines and offering fascinating insights into issues such as the nature of life, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the history and fate of our universe.
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About John D. Barrow

Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sussex, John D. Barrow's principal research interest is the early history of the universe. He is well known for his bestselling popular science books including Theories of Everything, Pi in the Sky, and The Artful Universe (OUP, 1995). Frank J. Tipler Professor of Mathematical Physics at Tulane University, New Orleans. He is the author of The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of
the Dead, Macmillan, 1995, GBP20, in which he presents a scientific proof of the existence of God.
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a feast: the kind of book which tells you everything you want to know about everything * The Economist * an engaging book ... practically a universal education in both the history of modern science and the history of the Universe ... will be much quoted, much debated and much praised * Nature *
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