How It Began
A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe
Publication Date: April 2012
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A majestic account of the most fascinating phenomena in our universe-and the science behind them.
Chris Impey is University Distinguished Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing, and the evolution and structure of galaxies. His work has been supported by $18 million in grants from NASA and the NSF, and as a professor, he has won eleven teaching awards. Chris is a past vice president of the American Astronomical Society, and he has been the Carnegie Council on Teaching's Arizona Professor of the Year. Impey has written over thirty popular articles on cosmology and astrobiology and coauthored two introductory textbooks. His books include The Living Cosmos and How It Ends. In 2009, Chris was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.
"What will especially impress [listeners] is just how entertaining Impey can make science as he regales them with his own piquant experiences as a researcher and translates arcane mathematics into metaphors drawn from everyday life." ---Booklist Starred Review