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Masters of the universe : conversations with cosmologists of the past

Masters of the universe : conversations with cosmologists of the past

Author: Helge Kragh; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book tells the fascinating history of cosmology using a series of fictitious interview transcripts with the field's leading scientists, including giants such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: biografie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780198722892 0198722893
OCLC Number: 958205967
Notes: Na s. red.: Impression: 1.
Description: XIV, [1], 285 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Kristian Birkeland: from aurora to the universe ; 2. Svante Arrhenius' eternal cosmos ; 3. Karl Schwarzschild: astronomer and physicist ; 4. Hugo von Seeliger and stellar cosmology ; 5. Albert Einstein's finite universe ; 6. Willem de Sitter and the expanding universe ; 7. George Lemaitre's primeval atom ; 8. Arthur Eddington's rationalistic cosmology ; 9. Edwin Hubble, observational cosmologist ; 10. George Gamow: nuclear physics and the early universe ; 11. Fred Hoyle and Hermann Bondi: the steady state theory ; 12. Paul Dirac and the magic of large numbers ; 13. Robert Dicke and the big bang
Responsibility: Helge Kragh.


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This interesting work would be a useful addition to college libraries. Recommended. * CHOICE * [A]n enthralling journey not only into fantastic cosmic mysteries but also into the human mind. * Mario Read more...

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