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Cosmos and Man: A Scientific History
  • John Engledew
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Cosmos and Man: A Scientific History.
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Engledew, an accomplished author of popular science books, describes nothing less than stellar astronomy, the structure of the solar system, the nature of time and space in terms of cosmology, the expanding universe and some possible fates of the cosmos ; all in a brief, succinct and accurate way. Scientific wonders and the spectacular nature of the universe are explored in terms of "exotic beasts" like black holes and neutron stars.

About the Author

John Engledew has published articles in the "Journal of the British Astronomical Society" and the "Seattle Astronomical Society Magazine," and he has published two books with Algora. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has been researching these topics for over 30 years. His credo is that the whole challenge of popular science is to expound advanced and complex ideas in comprehensible terms. Events and discoveries in space science are regularly featured in the media. In his books, he hopes to convey a better understanding and significance for the advance of space science.

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The author shows how we arrived at the standard model of the Big Bang, and complex concepts such as biogenesis, the forces of nature and the extremes of physics are comprehensively described. Along the way, he entertainingly explains speculations...
The author shows how we arrived at the standard model of the Big Bang, and complex concepts such as biogenesis, the forces of nature and the extremes of physics are comprehensively described. Along the way, he entertainingly explains speculations for the rise of life on Earth, and the fate of our planet and greater cosmos. Black hole studies, relativity and some recent discoveries are also addressed. The origin and progress of life on Earth and the possibilities of other life in the universe are considered from a strictly scientific perspective. Readers interested in the present state of knowledge in cosmology and evolutionary biology will find the book an enjoyable stimulus to thought.

Pages 218
Year: 2018
LC Classification: QB982.E54
Dewey code: 523.1;dc23
BISAC: SCI004000 SCIENCE / Astronomy
BISAC: SCI098000 SCIENCE / Space Science
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Reader's Comments

  • Serenity Hewitt

    Well written, definitely expanded my understanding.

  • Lorane West

    In Cosmos and Man Engledew brings his two lifelong inquiries into astronomy and philosophy and delves into what we know about the the origins and workings of our universe. He is gifted at presenting information usually found at just past the section of a popular science explanation where it gets too technical and loses many readers who would like to understand more without getting their advanced degree. Being both accurate and accessible is a rare gift indeed. Engledew infuses meaning. He cites the astronaut Edgar Mitchell as looking back at our planet and and experiencing the universe as "intelligent, loving and harmonious." He counterpoints Arthur C Clarke positing that any gods in the universe whose chief concern is Man could not be very important gods in the scheme of things. Engledew has a gift for culling the wisdom of various thinkers with pithy explanations and a single quote.I had the feeling of flying along time and space with him as my pilot.

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