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The Birth of Time
The Birth of Time

The Birth of Time

by John Gribbin

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Language

English

Publisher

Universities Press

ISBN

8173713375 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 216

Binding

Paperback

John Gribbin

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Universities Press
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 216
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173713375

Description

This book unfolds the story of one of the great scientific puzzles of our time - the mystery of the age of the Universe - and how this mystery was finally solved.

This is the story of one of the great scientific puzzles of our time—the mystery of the age of the Universe—and how this mystery was finally solved.

The Birth of Time is an intriguing tale of false leads, blind alleys, and groping in the semi-dark towards the truth, told by a brilliant science writer who was involved, as a research astronomer, in the final breakthrough.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Age Controversy: How Wrong is Wrong?

1. All Things Must Pass: The Discovery of Cosmic Time
2. Age Limits: The Oldest Things in the Universe
3. Across the Universe: The First Cosmic Distance Scale
4. Into the Blue: Beyond the Milky Way
5. Hubble’s Law: A Universe with a Beginning
6. Revisionist Cosmology: Extending the Age of the Universe
7. New Rulers: From Controversy to Consensus
8. When Time Began: How we Measured the Age of the Universe

Further Reading
Index

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