Facts and Speculations in Cosmology (Buy Now
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge
A thought-provoking insight into the evolution of cosmology for
undergraduate students and general readers, this book shows that the
mystery of the origin of the universe is far from being solved.
Cosmology has advanced over time through observational evidence as well
as a lot of speculation. In this historical approach, the authors argue
that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern
cosmology. They show how assumptions have been made and portrayed as
confirmed facts. This unique book gives not only a critical assessment
of the big bang theory, but presents a host of anomalous observations,
and puts forward an alternative, controversial theory on the origin of
the universe. A non-mathematical account, it contains analogies from
everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and
follow the arguments presented.