The Secret of the Universe

The Secret of the Universe : Revelations in Science

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In "The Secret of the Universe", Asimov's 26th collection of essays from "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction", he examines 17 topics from cold fusion to the drug war, aiming to clarify even the most puzzling complexities. In speculating about the origin of the universe, he elucidates the Doppler effect and quasars. And when confronted with the question: "What is the secret of the universe?", Asimov submits his own theory based on a little maths and a lot of ingenuity.show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 129 x 196mm | 195g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192861441
  • 9780192861443

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Part 1 The solar system: smashing the sky; a change of air; the changing distance; the moon's twin; worlds in order; the nearest star; massing the sun; what are little stars made of? Part 2 Universe: the importance of pitch; long ago and far away; the cosmic lens; the secret of the universe. Part 3 Here at home: the salt-producers; the true rulers; hot, cold and con fusion; business as usual; just say "no"?show more

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