ISBN-10:
0674242424
ISBN-13:
9780674242425
Pub. Date:
10/28/1997
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Einstein's Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe / Edition 1

Einstein's Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe / Edition 1

by Donald Goldsmith

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ISBN-13: 9780674242425
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: Questions of Science Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.99(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Author of The Astronomers, the companion book to the popular PBS television series of the same name, Donald Goldsmith is an astrophysicist and the president of Interstellar Media. He is also the winner of the 1995 American Astronomical Society's Annenberg Foundation Award for Education and the Klumpke-Roberts Prize for his contributions to the public understanding of astronomy. His books also include Nemesis: The Death Star and Other Theories of Mass Extinction, The Evolving Universe, and The Hunt for Life on Mars.

Table of Contents

Alice's Cosmic Restaurant

Gravity, Motion, Light

Why Stars Shine

Mapping the Milky Way

The Discovery of Universal Expansion

Looking for the Big Bang

Walls of Galaxies, Fingers of God

The Elusive Age of the Cosmos

An Uncertain Future

The Inflationary Theory

The Mystery of the Missing Mass

In Search of Most of the Universe

World Enough and Time

Hot Dark Matter, Cold Dark Matter, What's the Matter

Index

Illustrations

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