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A different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards reality

Author: Fred Hoyle; Geoffrey R Burbidge; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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All cosmology research adopts one model of the universe, the hot big bang model. But the authors of this book take a different approach. Starting with the beginnings of modern cosmology, they conduct a review of the observations made from 1945 to present.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Hoyle; Geoffrey R Burbidge; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 0521662230 9780521662239
OCLC Number: 41355599
Description: xi, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Introduction --
ch. 2. Early relativistic cosmology --
ch. 3. Observational revolution --
ch. 4. Observational trail 1931-56, the determination of H₀ and the age dilemma --
ch. 5. Changing times, 1945-65: new techniques and new people --
ch. 6. Extension of the redshift-apparent magnitude diagram to faint galaxies 1956-95 --
ch. 7. Classical steady-state cosmological model and its observational tests --
ch. 8. Cosmic microwave background: an historical account --
ch. 9. Origin of the light elements --
ch. 10. New primordial calculation of Y and of D/H --
ch. 11. New observational evidence and its interpretation: (a) quasi-stellar objects and redshifts --
ch. 12. New observational evidence and its interpretation: (b) ejection phenomena and energetics --
ch. 13. Modern Friedmann cosmology --
ch. 14. Standard cosmology --
ch. 15. New cosmological models --
ch. 16. Observations explained in terms of the quasi-steady-state model --
ch. 17. Intrinsic redshift problem --
ch. 18. Creation centers and black holes --
ch. 19. Modern observations of faint galaxies and related objects --
ch. 20. Large-scale distribution of matter --
ch. 21. Brief account of the radiation fields in the universe: the observations and their interpretation --
ch. 22. Summary of the material contained in the previous chapters --
ch. 23. Some unsolved problems.
Responsibility: F. Hoyle, G. Burbidge, and J.V. Narlikar.
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Highly controversial book in which three distinguished cosmologists argue that the model which most cosmology research uses is incorrect.  Read more...

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