By Giora Shaviv
This e-book describes the origins and evolution of the chemical components we and the cosmos are made from. the tale begins with the invention of the typical components on the earth and their next discovery in area. How will we research the composition of the far away stars? How did development in quantum idea, nuclear physics, spectroscopy, stellar constitution and evolution, including observations of stars, converge to supply a really specified photo of the universe? How does learn within the micro-world clarify the macro-world? How does growth in a single impact the opposite, or lack of expertise in a single inhibit growth within the different? briefly, Shaviv describes how we came upon a few of the items of the jigsaw that shape our current photograph of the universe; and the way we occasionally placed those within the unsuitable position earlier than discovering within the correct one.
En direction we meet a few interesting personalities and find out about heated controversies. Shaviv indicates how technological know-how lurched from one dogma to the subsequent, again and again shattering a lot of what have been thought of strong wisdom, until a good knowing arose.
Beginning with mostly permitted technological know-how, the publication leads to today’s terra incognita of nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. A huge paintings that might fascinate scientists, philosophers, historians and lay readers alike.
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