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Scribners 18795 The Dark Side Of the Universe
The Dark Side Of The Universe
By James Trefil
From Publishers' Weekly:
Astrophysicists now believe that at least 90 percent of the universe is composed of material we cannot see "dark matter." Giving off neither light nor radio waves, dark matter remains a mystery: Is it made of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles), massive neutrinos, quarks, photinos or something even more exotic? Physicist Trefil ( The Moment of Creation , etc.) takes readers to the outermost frontiers of the new cosmology in this wonderfully readable tour of an Alice-in-Wonderland universe that is growing curiouser and curiouser. Why galaxies group themselves into superclusters with Hubble bubbles (vast voids) in between is still a puzzle to astronomers. Trefil's search for an answer to these enigmas leads him to consider hot new topics like cosmic superstrings, the long, one-dimensional cords of dark matter, formed in the Big Bang, that may somehow tie together the cosmos.
First printing (full 10-line of numbers) but no mention of an edition designation. Hardcover with ddust jacket in plastic protector, a library discard, apparently not checked out very often. There's a sticker at the base of the spine, an empty card pcket in the back, and the usual rubber-stamps. Pages are white.