By Tom Yulsman
With wonderful regularity, the hunt for our cosmic roots has been yielding notable new discoveries concerning the universe and our position in it. In his compelling booklet, Origins: the hunt for Our Cosmic Roots, veteran technological know-how journalist Tom Yulsman chronicles the newest discoveries and describes in transparent and interesting phrases what they mean.
From the inner of protons to the outer reaches of the universe, and from the keep an eye on room of 1 of the world's strongest particle accelerators to an observatory atop the tallest mountain within the Pacific basin, Yulsman takes readers on a phenomenal voyage on the innovative of technological know-how. How may possibly the universe have sprouted from absolute nothingness? what's the starting place of galaxies? How do stars and planets shape? And regardless of what now appear to be fantastic odds, how did Earth grow to be a wealthy oasis of biodiversity-one that has given upward thrust to a species clever adequate to invite those questions? In laying out the solutions, Origins addresses probably the most profound matters people have ever faced.