There is an embarrassment of books about the universe for the general reader, but few manage to pack so much, so elegantly, into such a compact space as this does. The book is generously illustrated. ( The Guardian 09/02/02/)
Coles takes you gently through everything from Blue Shift to parallel Universe in a thoroughly entertaining read ( TNT Magazine)
a pleasure to read ( New Scientist, 29/09/01)
This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.
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