Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

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In southern California, nearly a half century ago, a small band of researchers — equipped with a new 200-inch telescope and a faith born of scientific optimism — embarked on the greatest intellectual adventure in the history of humankind: the search for the origin and fate of the universe. Their quest would eventually engulf all of physics and astronomy, leading not only to the discovery of quasars, black holes, and shadow matter but also to fame, controversy, and Nobel Prizes. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos tells ...

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Overview

In southern California, nearly a half century ago, a small band of researchers — equipped with a new 200-inch telescope and a faith born of scientific optimism — embarked on the greatest intellectual adventure in the history of humankind: the search for the origin and fate of the universe. Their quest would eventually engulf all of physics and astronomy, leading not only to the discovery of quasars, black holes, and shadow matter but also to fame, controversy, and Nobel Prizes. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos tells the story of the men and women who have taken eternity on their shoulders and stormed nature in search of answers to the deepest questions we know to ask.

The fascinating story of the heroes of the science of cosmology.

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Subtitled The story of the scientific quest for the secret of the universe, this is an accessible, popular account (though also with much to interest the more sophisticated) of the intellectual adventurers who, over the past 40 years, have sought answers to the deepest questions we know to ask of the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316648967
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 3/7/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST BACK B
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 439,246
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    The Best Book on Cosmology and Astronomy that I Ever Read

    This book makes Cosmology human and Astronomy understandable. I loved this book and have reccomended it to many. I was an amateur astronomer as a young person. This book makes it all so unmderstandable and exciting. It is not surprising it is so well revered.

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