Accelerating Universe, The

Genre: Science

Accelerating Universe, TheInfinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos

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Tom Parks

'The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest for beauty in all things.'—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams 'This is a wonderfully lucid account of the extraordinary discoveries that have made the last years a golden period for observational cosmology. But Mario Livio has not only given the reader one clear explanation after another of what astronomers are up to, he has used them to construct a provocative argument for the importance of aesthetics in the development of science and for the inseparability of science, art, and culture.'—Lee Smolin, author of The Life of the Cosmos 'What a pleasure to read! An exciting, simple account of the universe revealed by modern astronomy. Beautifully written, clearly presented, informed by scientific and philosophical insights.'—John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study 'A book with charm, beauty, elegance, and importance. As authoritative a journey as can be taken through modern cosmology.'—Allan Sandage, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

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Run time: 10 hours
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Mario Livio

Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, a bestselling author, and a popular speaker. <p>He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, who worked for 24 years with the Hubble Space Telescope. <p>He has published more than 400 scientific papers on topics ranging from Dark Energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets. <p>Dr. Livio is also the author of six popular science books, including <i>The Golden Ratio</i> (an International Bestseller for which he received the Peano Prize and the International Pythagoras Prize) and <i>Is God a Mathematician?</i> (which was the basis for the 2016 Emmy-nominated TV NOVA program <i>The Great Math Mystery</i>). <p>Livio's book <i>Brilliant Blunders</i> was a national bestseller in the U.S., and was selected by <i>The Washington Post</i> as one of the 'Best Books of the Year.” <p>The paperback edition of his new book, <i>Why?: What Makes Us Curious</i>, appeared on May 22, 2018.
Tom Parks

Tom Parks has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice overs for over 30 years and has been involved in an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing many projects, Tom is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.

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