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Extravagant Universe, the.

Author: Robert P Kirshner
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton Univ. Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Kirshner
ISBN: 0691058628 9780691058627
OCLC Number: 704901971
Awards: Winner of Association of American Publishers' Annual Award in Physics and Astronomy 2003
Short-listed for Aventis Prize for Science Books 2003
Description: 282 pages
Contents: PREFACE ix CHAPTER 1: The Big Picture 1 CHAPTER 2: Violent Agents of Cosmic Change 15 CHAPTER 3: Another Way to Explode 34 CHAPTER 4: Einstein Adds a Constant 49 CHAPTER 5: Cosmic Expansion 60 CHAPTER 6: What Time Is It? 83 CHAPTER 7: A Hot Day in Holmdel 114 CHAPTER 8: Learning to Swim 136 CHAPTER 9: Getting It First 158 CHAPTER 10: Getting It Right 194 CHAPTER 11: The Smoking Gun? 234 NOTES 263 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 275 INDEX 277

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