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- DescriptionThe discovery of the expanding universe is one of the most exciting exploits in astromy. This book explores its history, from the beginnings of modern cosmology with Einstein in 1917, through Lemaitre's discovery of the expanding universe in 1927 and his suggestion of a Big Bang origin, to Hubble's contribution of 1929 and the subsequent years when Hubble and Humason provided the essential observations for further developing modern cosmology, and finally to Einstein's conversion to the expanding universe in 1931. As a prelude the book traces the evolution of some of the tions of modern cosmology from the late Middle Ages up to the final acceptance of the concept of galaxies in 1925. Written in n-technical language, with a mathematical appendix, the book will appeal to scientists, students, and anyone interested in the history of astromy and cosmology.
- Author BiographyHarry Nussbaumer is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich. Lydia Bieri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. Allan Sandage is Astronomer Emeritus at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena.
- Author(s)Harry Nussbaumer,Lydia Bieri
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication26/03/2009
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note49 b/w illus.
- Weight600 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Foreword byAllan Sandage
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