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Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781934137789
Author(s): Alan Hirshfeld
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Dimensions: 150 x 226 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 399

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Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist NBC News 'Top Science and Tech Books of the Year' selection Scientific American/FSG 'Favorite Science Books of the Year' selection Nature.com 'Top Reads of the Year' selection Kirkus Reviews 'Best Books of the Year' selection Discover magazine 'Top 5 Summer Read' 'A masterful balance of science, history and rich narrative.' --Discover magazine 'Hirshfeld tells this climactic discovery of the expanding universe with great verve and sweep, as befits a story whose scope, characters and import leave most fiction far behind.' --Wall Street Journal 'Starlight Detectives is just the sort of richly veined book I love to read--full of scientific history and discoveries, peopled by real heroes and rogues, and told with absolute authority. Alan Hirshfeld's wide, deep knowledge of astronomy arises not only from the most careful scholarship, but also from the years he's spent at the telescope, posing his own questions to the stars.'
--DAVA SOBEL, author of A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos and Longitude In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens. The galaxies, previously believed to float serenely in the void, are in fact hurtling apart at an incredible speed: the universe is expanding. This stunning discovery was the culm Please click here to ask a question
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