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Seven wonders of the Cosmos

Author: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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"This book conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the universe and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science." "Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and solar system and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the universe. Each of the seven  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 0521638984 9780521638982 0521630878 9780521630870
OCLC Number: 39391272
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wonder 1. Leaving terra firma --
Wonder 2. Giants and dwarfs of the stellar world --
Wonder 3. When stars explode ... --
Wonder 4. Pulsars: the timekeepers of the cosmos --
Wonder 5. Gravity: the great dictator --
Wonder 6. Illusions in space --
Wonder 7. The expanding universe.
Responsibility: Jayant V. Narlikar.
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