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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fred Hoyle; Geoffrey Burbidge; Jayant V Narlikar
|ISBN:||0521019265 0521662230 9780521662239 9780521019262|
|Notes:||First published 2000. Reprinted 2000 (twice), 2001.
This digitally printed first paperback version 2005.
|Description:||XI, 357 S : Ill., graph. Darst.|
|Contents:||Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Early relativistic cosmology; 3. The observational revolution; 4. The observational trail 1931, the determination of H0 and the age dilemma; 5. Changing times 1945-1965: New techniques and new people; 6. The extension of the redshift apparent magnitude diagram to faint galaxies 1956-1995; 7. The classical steady state cosmological model and its observational tests; 8. The cosmic microwave background, an historical account; 9. The origin of the light elements; 10. A new primordial calculation of Y and D/H; 11. The new observational evidence and its interpretation: (a) quasi-stellar objects and redshifts; 12. The new observational evidence and its interpretation: (b) ejection phenomena and energetics; 13. Modern Friedmann cosmology; 14. Standard cosmology; 15. New cosmological models; 16. The observational evidence explained in terms of the quasi-steady state model; 17. The intrinsic redshift problem; 18. Creation centers and black holes; 19. Modern observations of faint galaxies and related objects; 20. Large scale distribution of matter; 21. A brief account of the radiation fields in the universe: the observations and their interpretation; 22. Summary; 23. Some unsolved problems.|
|Responsibility:||Fred Hoyle, G. Burbidge and J. V. Narlikar.|
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