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Tables of Contents for The Scientific American Book of the Cosmos
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
1
4
David H. Levy
Some Pieces From History
Introduction
5
2
David H. Levy
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
7
6
Albert G. Ingalls
On the Generalized Theory of Gravitation
13
12
Albert Einstein
What is Matter?
25
8
Erwin Schrodinger
The Birth of the Universe
Introduction
33
2
David H. Levy
The Evolution of the Universe
35
8
P. James E. Peebles
David Schramm
Edwin Turner
Richard Kron
The Evolution of Galaxy Clusters
43
6
J. Patrick Henry
Ulrich G. Briel
Hans Bohringer
The Lives of Quasars
49
8
Gerald Cecil
Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn
Sylvain Veilleux
Edwin Hubble and the Expanding Universe
57
8
Donald E. Osterbrock
Joel A. Gwinn
Ronald S. Brashear
The Big Bang and Beyond: A Century of Modern Cosmology
65
8
Louis Bernstein
Galaxy Formation
Introduction
73
2
David H. Levy
Galaxies Behind the Milky Way
75
8
Renee C. Kraan-Korteweg
Ofer Lahav
Colossal Galactic Explosions
83
8
Sylvain Veilleux
Gerald Cecil
Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn
Dark Matter in the Universe
91
6
Vera Rubin
What's New in the Milky Way?
97
10
Michael V. Magee
The Milky Way
Introduction
107
2
David H. Levy
How the Milky Way Formed
109
8
Sidney van den Bergh
James E. Hesser
Black Holes and the Information Paradox
117
8
Leonard Susskind
Collapse and Formation of Stars
125
8
Alan P. Boss
Accretion Disks in Interacting Binary Stars
133
8
John K. Cannizzo
Ronald H. Kaitchuck
The Genesis of the Solar System
Introduction
141
2
David H. Levy
The Origins of the Asteroids
143
8
Richard P. Binzel
M. Antonietta Barucci
Marcello Fulchignoni
The Kuiper Belt
151
8
Jane X. Luu
David C. Jewitt
Migrating Planets
159
10
Renu Malhotra
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Meets Jupiter
169
10
David H. Levy
Eugene Shoemaker
Carolyn Shoemaker
On Comets
179
10
James V. Scotti
Solar System Origins
189
4
Mark Washburn
The Planetary Tour
Introduction
193
2
David H. Levy
Mercury: The Forgotten Planet
195
8
Robert M. Nelson
Global Climate Change on Venus
203
8
Mark A. Bullock
David H. Grinspoon
The Earth's Elements
211
8
Robert P. Kirschner
The Evolution of the Earth
219
8
Claude Allegre
Stephen H. Schneider
Global Climatic Change on Mars
227
8
Jeffrey S. Kargel
Robert G. Strom
The Outer Planets
235
6
Mark Washburn
The Outer Moons
241
10
Mark Washburn
What's New in the Solar System
251
4
Peter Jedicke
Life on Earth...And Elsewhere
Introduction
255
2
David H. Levy
The Structure of Hereditary Material
257
8
Francis H. C. Crick
Life's Far-Flung Raw Materials
265
8
Max P. Bernstein
Scott A. Sandford
Louis J. Allamandola
The Evolution of Life on the Earth
273
10
Stephen Jay Gould
The Case for Relic Life on Mars
283
10
Everett K. Gibson, Jr.
David S. McKay
Kathie Thomas-Keptra
Christopher S. Romanek
Searching for Life on Other Planets
293
8
J. Roger
P. Angel
Neville J. Woolf
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
301
10
Carl Sagan
Frank Drake
Giant Planets Orbiting Faraway Stars
311
10
Geoffrey W. Marcy
R. Paul Butler
End of the Proterozoic Eon
321
8
Andrew H. Knoll
The Microverse
Introduction
329
2
David H. Levy
The Discovery of the Top Quark
331
8
Tony M. Liss
Paul L. Tipton
Quantum Philosophy
339
12
John Horgan
Atoms, Molecules, and the Early Universe
351
8
Alex Scheeline
Speculation on Endings and Beginnings
Introduction
359
2
David H. Levy
The Inflationary Universe
361
16
Alan H. Guth
Paul J. Steinhardt
The Expansion Rate and Size of the Universe
377
8
Wendy L. Freedman
The Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe
385
9
Andrei Linde
Biographies
394
7
Further Reading and Website Listing
401