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By: Sciama, D. W.
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Cambridge University Press: 1975
Seller ID: 35409390
052108069X 214 pages including index. Describes the major components of the universe as they are know today: the stars, galaxies, radio-galaxies and quasi-stellar objects. Discusses in detail the red shift of the lines in their optical spectra, which leads to the idea that the universe is expanding. Second half of book discusses the discovery and significance of the 3 K microwave radiation, its relation to the hot big bang and the helium problem, to cosmic high energy processes and to questions of isotropy. Moderate wear and leaning to spine. Highlighting and some markings to text. Dust ... View more info