After The Beginning: A Cosmic Journey Through Space And Time

4.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781860944482: After The Beginning: A Cosmic Journey Through Space And Time
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“This is a book with a soul - a strange compliment for a nonfiction presentation on the physics of our universe. The author is familiar with the subject from his own work. Yet he knows how to present the breathtaking discoveries to the educated layman in a grand overview from the quarks to the Universe. Even physicists who work in other fields may benefit from the book. The stories about how some of the facts were unraveled, read like a detective story. But unlike many other books on the same subject, the author, who has been a lifelong researcher, succeeds to convey the feeling of personal attachment, which develops between the researcher and the object of his research. After reading this book one feels more at home in our universe.” Professor Emeritus Joerg Huefner Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg “. . . the author is particularly enlightening on early 'eras' in the history of the universe (superradiant, hadronic, leptonic, etc.), when elementary particles and then atoms were just starting to come together . . . this account will serve a range of readers, from casual browsers to dedicated science enthusiasts.” Publishers Weekly In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. In the intense fire just after the beginning, the lightest elements were forged, later to form primordial clouds that eventually evolved into galaxies, stars, and planets. This evolution is the story told in this fascinating book. Interwoven with the storyline are short pieces on the pioneering men and women who revealed those wonders to us.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Physicist Glendenning recently made the headlines of scientific publications for his theory that quarks may exist in a free state ("quark matter") in the cores of neutron stars. Quarks in general have been bound by the strong nuclear force since the beginning of the universe, so Glendenning's theory, if proven, would be a turning point in our understanding of the universe at its birth. In this book, Glendenning, of the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, takes readers on a tour of the early universe. Much of this material will be familiar to science buffs, but the author is particularly enlightening on early "eras" in the history of the universe (superradiant, hadronic, leptonic, etc.), when elementary particles and then atoms were just starting to come together. Early chapters ramble, but the book comes to life when Glendenning tackles how matter came into existence, the creation of the heavier elements in stellar furnaces and the coalescing of large structures like galaxies. Readers with mathematical expertise will appreciate the boxed material in each chapter written at a higher technical level. Glendenning's last chapter, on the universe's possible fate, is little more than perfunctory. Still, this account will serve a range of readers, from casual browsers to dedicated science enthusiasts. B&w illus.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review:

?... the author is particularly enlightening on early 'eras' in the history of the universe (superradiant, hadronic, leptonic, etc.) ..."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 39.00
US$ 36.64

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781860944475: After The Beginning: A Cosmic Journey Through Space And Time

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1860944477 ISBN 13:  9781860944475
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Glendenning Norman K
Published by World Scientific / Imperial College Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description World Scientific / Imperial College Press, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Norman K Glendenning
Published by World Scientific / Imperial College Press 2004-08-11, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description World Scientific / Imperial College Press 2004-08-11, London, 2004. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.43
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Norman K. Glendenning
Published by Imperial College Press, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Imperial College Press, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. In the intense fire just after the beginning, the lightest elements were forged, later to form primordial clouds that eventually evolved into galaxies, stars, and planets. This evolution is the story told in this fascinating book. Interwoven with the storyline are short pieces on the pioneering men and women who revealed those wonders to us. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Norman K. Glendenning
Published by Imperial College Press, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Imperial College Press, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. In the intense fire just after the beginning, the lightest elements were forged, later to form primordial clouds that eventually evolved into galaxies, stars, and planets. This evolution is the story told in this fascinating book. Interwoven with the storyline are short pieces on the pioneering men and women who revealed those wonders to us. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Norman K. Glendenning
Published by Imperial College Press, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Imperial College Press, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. In the intense fire just after the beginning, the lightest elements were forged, later to form primordial clouds that eventually evolved into galaxies, stars, and planets. This evolution is the story told in this fascinating book. Interwoven with the storyline are short pieces on the pioneering men and women who revealed those wonders to us. Seller Inventory # BTE9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Glendenning Norman K
Published by World Scientific / Imperial College Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description World Scientific / Imperial College Press, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Glendenning, Norman K
Published by Wspc/Icp
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Wspc/Icp. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1860944485 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.3119571

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Norman K. Glendenning
Published by Imperial College Press
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Imperial College Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781860944482

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Norman K. Glendenning
Published by World Scientific Publishing Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1860944485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Norman K Glendenning
Published by Wspc/Icp 2004-08-10 (2004)
ISBN 10: 1860944485 ISBN 13: 9781860944482
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wspc/Icp 2004-08-10, 2004. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 3-4 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-MAR-00034321

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book