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Frame of the Universe : A History of Physical Cosmology - Frank Durham

Frame of the Universe

A History of Physical Cosmology

Paperback Published: 6th December 1985
ISBN: 9780231053938
Number Of Pages: 284
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Durham and Purrington approach the history of the universe by exploring the frontiers of physics, while maintaining a long-standing interest in astronomy and cosmology. They stress that man can not fully understand himself until he understands the universe, of which he is a part.

"This book combines in a remarkable way the early history of physical cosmology with an account of the development of this subject in the twentieth century." -- I. Bernard Cohen "The authors have chosen to follow the history of cosmological ideas from ancient to modern times at a level suitable for non-specialist college courses and general reading...Yet, the clarity of presentation and the engaging style make this an enjoyable book for any scientist to read." -- Nature

Preface
Overview
Earliest Awareness First Astronomy
The Fountainhead Synthesis Orb in Orb Medieval Europe Copernican Revolution
Copernican Revolution
Galileo Galilei Newtonian Synthesis Widening Horizons: Einstein General Theory of Relativity Primeval Atom Gravitational Collapse
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780231053938
ISBN-10: 0231053932
Series: History of Physical Cosmology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 6th December 1985
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.01  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.4

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