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Measuring the universe : the cosmological distance ladder

Author: Stephen Webb, fisico.
Publisher: London : Chichester : Springer ; Praxis, 2001.
Series: Springer-Praxis series in astronomy and astrophysics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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A unified treatment of the various techniques used for distance determination. The text begins by describing methods to measure distances on Earth, then gradually climbs the "distance ladder" to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Webb, fisico.
ISBN: 1852331062 9781852331061
OCLC Number: 800023944
Description: xvi, 342 p. : ill., diagr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction.- First Step: The Earth.- Second Step: The Solar System.- Third Step: Nearby Stars.- Mezzanine: The Nature of Stars.- Fourth Step: More Distant Stars.- Fifth Step: The Galaxy.- Sixth Step: The Local Group.- Seventh Step: More Distant Galaxies.- Mezzanine: Cosmic Expansion.- Eighth Step: The Universe.- Appendices: Name Index. Object Index. Subject Index.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis series in astronomy and astrophysics.
Responsibility: Stephen Webb.

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