From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to darkenergy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edgeof the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries inmodern cosmology--with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousandmost common words in the English language, even excluding physics, energy,galaxy, and universe. Through the eyes of a fictionalscientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggesttelescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trottaexplores the most important ideas about our universe (All-There-Is) in languagesimple enough for anyone to understand.
A unique blend of literary experimentation and sciencepopularization, this delightful book is a perfect gift for any aspiringastronomer. The Edge of the Sky tellsthe story of the universe on a human scale, and the result is out of thisworld.