Written by an award winning cosmologist, this brand new textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with coverage of the very latest developments in the observational science of cosmology The book is separated into three parts part I covers particle physics and general relativity, part II explores an account of the known history of the universe, and part III studies inflation Full treatment of the origin of structure, scalar fields, the cosmic microwave background and the early universe are provided Problems are included in the book with solutions provided in a separate solutions manual More advanced extension material is offered in the Appendix, ensuring the book is fully accessible to students with a wide variety of background experience Features Incorporates the latest experimental results, at a time of rapid change inthe field Exploresthe origin of structure and the Cosmic Microwave Background Includes an extensive number of problems anda corresponding solutions manual