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The day we found the universe

Author: Marcia Bartusiak
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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From one of the most acclaimed science writers comes a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving into the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Edwin Hubble; Milton L Humason
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Bartusiak
ISBN: 9780307276605 0307276600
OCLC Number: 422760412
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Pantheon Books in 2009.
Awards: History of Science Society Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize, 2010.
Description: xviii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface : January 1, 1925 --
Setting out. The little republic of science ; A rather remarkable number of nebulae ; Grander than the truth ; Such is the progress of astronomy in the wild and wooly West ; My regards to the squashes ; It is worthy of notice --
Exploration. Empire builder ; The solar system is off center and consequently man is too ; He surely looks like the fourth dimension! ; Go at each other "hammer and tongs" ; Adonis ; On the brink of a big discovery--
or maybe a big paradox --
Discovery. Countless whole worlds--
strewn all over the sky ; Using the 100-inch telescope the way it should be used ; Your calculations are correct, but your physical insight is abominable ; Started off with a bang --
Whatever happened to--
Responsibility: Marcia Bartusiak.

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From one of the most acclaimed science writers comes a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving into the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.

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