Table of Contents

1. In the Beginning

2. Cosmology Becomes a Science

3. Newton's Machine

4. Lighting the Worlds

5. The Lives of the Stars

6. Infinite Space and Absolute Time

7. The Special Theory of Relativity

8. The General Theory of Relativity

9. Black Holes

10. The Expanding Universe

11. Modeling the Universe

12. The Early Universe

13. Testing the Models

14. A Message from the Big Bang

15. Dark Matter and Large-Scale Structure

16. The Inflationary Universe

17. The Edge of Time