The Secret Melody

The Secret Melody : And Man Created the Universe

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This book, by a leading astronomer/cosmologist, treats the evolution of the universe, its impact on life, and its relation to human consciousness. The author's unique approach likens the study of the universe to music. One starts with the musical notes of observation; then proceeds to the melody of interpretation and theories; and follows up with predictions (new musical partitions). The universe's challenge to human ingenuity and science is to be able to write and play the symphonies and fugues of its music. Using many beautiful and informative illustrations, Thuan explores the bounday between science and philosophy, between science and art, and between science and religion. In attempting to forge a link between cosmology and consciousness, the author has written a book that will shine like a beacon against other more conservative books.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195150414
  • 9780195150414

Table of contents

1. Past Universes; 2. From the Milky Way to the Universe; 3. The Actors in the Drama: The Galaxies and the Space-Time Couple; 4. The Big Bang Today; 5. The History Book of the Universe; 6. The Invisible and the Fate of the Universe; 7. An Accidental or Necessary Universe?; 8. God and the Big Bang; 9. The Secret Melody; 10. Appendix A: Light and the Doppler Effect; 11. Appendix B: The Elasticity of the Space-Time Couple; 12. Appendix C: Black Holes; 13. Appendix D: The Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics; 14. Appendix E: The Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe; 15. Glossary; 16. Bibliography; 17. Indexshow more

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