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The Andromeda Galaxy and the rise of modern astronomy

Author: David A Schultz
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Messier's M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, is the only extragalactic object visible to the naked eye, and retains an almost mystical appeal. This fascinating study describes the central role played by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Schultz
ISBN: 9781461430483 1461430488
OCLC Number: 761857885
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The wonder of the Andromeda Galaxy --
Early depictions of Andromeda --
A single closed theory of the universe --
Andromeda and the technological revolution in astronomy --
Andromeda and astronomy at the beginning of the twentieth century --
The Andromeda nebula and the great island-universe debate --
Edwin Hubble, an infinite universe, and the classification of galaxies --
Andromeda, galactic redshift, and the big bang theory --
Andromeda, cosmology, and post-World War II astronomy --
Astronomy and Andromeda at the close of the twentieth century --
The Andromeda Galaxy into the twenty-first century and beyond.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: David Schultz.
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