1: A Brief History 2: Einstein and All That 3: The Big Bang 4: In the Beginning 5: Cosmology by Numbers 6: What's the Matter? 7: The Emergence of Structure 8: The Future
Peter Coles is Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics and Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has co-written two textbooks on cosmology, and over a hundred technical articles on various aspects of the Big Bang theory. He is also author of Einstein and the Total Eclipse and Hawking and the Mind of God.
`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