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Galaxies

Author: Harlow Shapley; Paul W Hodge
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1972.
Series: Harvard books on astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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This book succeeds in making the immense and remote universe of galaxies much more accessible to our imagination. It also conveys the excitement and wonder of this rapidly changing area of scientific inquiry. Enriched by numerous illustrations and written in an engaging style, Galaxies offers a nontechnical yet intelligent approach to the concepts and results of modern galactic research.
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Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Galaxies.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1972
(OCoLC)610580865
Online version:
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Galaxies.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1972
(OCoLC)610580873
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow Shapley; Paul W Hodge
ISBN: 0674340515 9780674340510
OCLC Number: 324347
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Galactic explorations --
The star clouds of Magellan --
The astronomical toolhouse --
The Milky Way as a galaxy --
The neighboring galaxies --
Inside galaxies --
Violent events --
Surveys of deep space --
The expanding universe.
Series Title: Harvard books on astronomy.
Responsibility: Harlow Shapley.

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This book succeeds in making the immense and remote universe of galaxies much more accessible to our imagination. It also conveys the excitement and wonder of this rapidly changing area of scientific inquiry. Enriched by numerous illustrations and written in an engaging style, Galaxies offers a nontechnical yet intelligent approach to the concepts and results of modern galactic research.

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