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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Halpern, Paul, 1961-

Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos / by Paul Halpern and Paul Wesson.— 1st ed.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-10137-9 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 0-309-65823-3 (PDFs : alk. paper) 1. Cosmology. I. Wesson, Paul S. II. Title.

QB981.H248 2006



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