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Origins : the lives and worlds of modern cosmologists

Author: Alan P Lightman; Roberta Brawer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the human being within the scientist, in a unique study of the philosophical, personal, and social factors that enter into the scientific process. Twenty-seven cosmologists talk candidly about their childhood and early influences, their motivations, prejudices, and world views.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Miscellanea
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lightman, Alan P., 1948-
Origins.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)624434758
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan P Lightman; Roberta Brawer
ISBN: 0674644700 9780674644700
OCLC Number: 21524060
Notes: Contains interviews with 27 persons.
Description: xi, 563 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Fred Hoyle --
Allan Sandage --
Gerard de Vaucouleurs --
Maarten Schmidt --
Wallace Sargent --
Dennis Sciama --
Martin Rees --
Robert Wagoner --
Joseph Silk --
Robert Dicke --
James Peebles --
Charles Misner --
James Gunn --
Jeremiah Ostriker --
Vera Rubin --
Edwin Turner --
Sandra Faber --
Marc Davis --
Margaret Geller --
John Huchra --
Stephen Hawking --
Don Page --
Roger Penrose --
David Schramm --
Steven Weinberg --
Alan Guth --
Andrei Linde.
Responsibility: Alan Lightman and Roberta Brawer.

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There is no better way to understand the current confusions of the world's top cosmologists than by reading this timely and admirable anthology. -- Martin Gardner "Washington Post Book World" Read more...

 
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