How We Came to Know the Cosmos

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How We Came to Know the Cosmos shows that the cosmos is both strange and beautiful in whichever direction we look.

We live in a universe that is both infinite and ever expanding, that contains dimensions we can never see, and places we can never go, even if we travelled forever.

There may be millions of other planets in our galaxy that contain life and there may be multitudes upon multitudes of multiverses. This may mean everything that’s physically possible is actually happening somewhere.

Modern science has become so astonishing that many people find it difficult to believe.

How We Came to Know the Cosmos addresses this by showing how we came to such bizarre conclusions.

How We Came to Know the Cosmos: Space and Time

Each book starts from first principles and shows how one discovery led to another, ending with a summary of our current knowledge.

The truth is more mysterious, more extraordinary, and more compelling than fiction.

“Can’t put it down. A great piece of writing!

Klus identifies the key ideas in a vast array of scientific topics and explains each of them with succinct yet engaging prose. These books are comprehensive in scope, at least touching on almost every topic known to physical science and often digging much deeper. The discussion is simultaneously accessible enough for young science enthusiasts seeing the subjects for the first time and sophisticated enough for professionals to pick up new insights at the periphery of their expertise.”

- Dr Sean P Robinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“I wouldn’t hesitate to use this as a course textbook. Concise delivery, light handling of big issues, and up-to date.”

Professor Silas Laycock, University of Massachusetts

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Last updated 11 August 2018 by Dr Helen Klus

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