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Modern astronomy : expanding the universe

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2006.
Series: Milestones in discovery and invention.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the lives and achievements of 12 innovative scientists whose research and work in new technologies brought about a revolution in the understanding of time and space during the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Yount
ISBN: 081605746X 9780816057467
OCLC Number: 61448220
Description: xix, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
More Light: George Ellery Hale and large optical telescopes --
Galaxies galore: Edwin Hubble and the expanding universe --
Big ears: Grote Reber and radio astronomy --
Cosmic fireworks: George Gamow and the big bang --
Is anyone out there? Frank Drake and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence --
X-ray superman: Riccardo Giacconi and x-ray astronomy --
An eye in space: Lyman Spitzer, Jr., and the Hubble space telescope --
Invisible universe: Vera Rubin and dark matter --
Other stars, other worlds: Geoffrey Marcy, Paul Butler, and extrasolar planets --
"Creepy" end? Saul Perlmutfer, Brian Sciimidt, and dark energy --
Chronology of astronomy and related science --
Glossary --
Further resources --
Index.
Series Title: Milestones in discovery and invention.
Responsibility: Lisa Yount.
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