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The Universe Explained To My Grandchildren


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1. A evening of observation - 2. How far are the stars? 3. What are stars made of? 4. What makes the sun hot? 5. How can we tell the sun's age? - 6. We are stardust 7. Hives and galaxies 8. An expanding universe 9. A story of the universe 10. How old is the universe? 11. Are we alone in the universe? 12. Nature is structured like writing 13. The rungs of nature 14. Blaise Pascal and the top of the ladded 15. The stone tablets 16. The universe 17. The clock and the clockmaker 18. What is a black hole? 19. Dark Matter 20. Dark energy and the future of the universe Reflections

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Leading international expert in Astronomy and Cosmology, Hubert Reeves is the author of more than 20 influential science books, many of them best sellers.


"Reeves' fascination with the history and ultimate fate of the universe, and with the role we play as a conscious part of it, is beautiful and infectious. The reader gets a taste for the history and philosophy, as well as the facts, of science, and the conversational tone makes these very complex ideas accessible to teenagers and adults alike." I, Science

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