Edwin Hubble, The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe (Hardback)
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Edwin Hubble, The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe (Hardback)

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Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 14/10/1993
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This book is the first complete account of the scientific life and work of Edwin Hubble, whose discoveries firmly established the United States as the leading nation in observational astronomy. One of the outstanding astronomers of the twentieth century, Hubble discovered the expansion of the Universe. He opened the world of galaxies for science when he showed that spiral nebulae beyond the Milky Way are galaxies extending to the limits of the Universe, and participating in a general expansion of the cosmos. The exploding Universe of Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, determined the origin of the elements, of galaxies and of the stars. The second part of the book describes the fundamental discoveries on the nature of the Universe made subsequently, and thus sets his achievements in context. Written by two prominent astronomers who have built on Hubble's work, this book is a classic of science, setting out the thrilling story of the exploding Universe.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521416177
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Sharov and Novikov have produced an admirable and essential narration of Hubble's great exploration ... we have here an excellent descriptive sweep of the main objects of Hubble's achievement brought between two (stiff) covers.' Webb Society Quarterly Journal
"...well worth reading." Donald E. Osterbrock, Nature
"...the first complete account of the scientific life and work of Edwin Hubble, whose discoveries form the basis of all theories about the evolution of the universe." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
"...draws together much information otherwise scattered and difficult to find....essential to a full understanding of Hubble's continuing influence....will reward those who read it." Donald DeB. Beaver, Isis
"...a labor of love by professional astronomers fascinated by the history of their science and with an open admiration of Hubble and his accomplishments." Thomas Pinkney Davis, The Strolling Astronomer

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