Edwin Hubble the discoverer of the Big Bang universe. Translated by Vitaly Kisin.

By: [HUBBLE] Alexander S. SHAROV; Igor D. NOVKOV.

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8vo. xv, 187 pp. Illus., including port. frontis., index. Maroon silver-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Price sticker with ownership name mounted on ffep. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0521416175 Hardback version. "This book is the first complete account of the scientific life and work of Edwin Hubble, whose discoveries form the basis of all theories of the evolution of the universe. One of the outstanding astronomers of the twentieth century, Hubble studied the velocities or redshifts of galaxies and discovered that the universe is expanding. He convincingly proved that our galaxy is only one of countless galaxies and thus paved the way for the exploration of an immense world beyond the limits of our knowledge. The exploding universe proposed by Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, is used to explain the origin of the elements, of stars, and of galaxies. 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. Hubble's vision, particularly his efforts to help build the big telescope at Mt. Palomar, firmly established the United States as a leader in observational astronomy. Written by two prominent astronomers (Dr. Novikov is the author of Black Holes and the Universe, CUP, 1990) who have built on Hubble's work, this book is a classic of science, setting out the thrilling story of the exploding universe."

Title: Edwin Hubble the discoverer of the Big Bang universe. Translated by Vitaly Kisin.

Author Name: [HUBBLE] Alexander S. SHAROV; Igor D. NOVKOV.

Categories: Science Biography,

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1993).: 1993

ISBN Number: 0521416175

ISBN Number 13: 9780521416177

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S12585

Keywords: Science Biography