The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook
Free yourself from cosmological tyranny!
Everything started in a Big Bang? Invisible dark matter? Black holes? Why accept such a weird cosmos? For all those who wonder
about this bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the Big Bang, this handbook gives you 'just the facts': the observations
that have shaped these ideas and theories. While the Big Bang holds the attention of scientists, it isn't perfect. The authors
pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works. With this, you will know your enemy, cosmic revolutionary - arm
yourself for the scientific arena where ideas must fight for survival! This uniquely-framed tour of modern cosmology gives
a deeper understanding of the inner workings of this fascinating field. The portrait painted is realistic and raw, not idealized
and airbrushed - it is science in all its messy detail, which doesn't pretend to have all the answers.
1. Understanding science; 2. How dark is the night?; 3. Run for the hills!; 4. Going gently into that good night; 5. An ever-changing
universe; 6. The wood for the trees; 7. We are (mostly) made of stars; 8. Ripples in the night sky; Notes; Further reading;
Presents the observations that helped establish our theories of the cosmos, from a unique and engaging perspective.