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Edwin Hubble, The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe - Alexander S. Sharov

Edwin Hubble, The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe

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Published: 29th October 1993
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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.

'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

Preface to the English edition;
Preface to the Russian edition
Life and Work
Choosing the way
On the threshold of great achievements
The island universe
The red-shift predecessors
The law bearing his name
Recognition
Civil duty
Hopes crushed
Hubble's Work Continued
Distances to galaxies and the Hubble constant
Current and future research projects
The discovery of the hot universe
Explosion; Chronology of Edwin Hubble's life and work
Bibliography of Hubble's publications
References
Indexes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521416177
ISBN-10: 0521416175
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 29th October 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.93  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.41