|Title:||The Universe at Midnight: Observations Illuminating the Cosmos|
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|Category:||Astronomy and Space Science|
|Publisher:||Free Press (August 28, 2001)|
1 21. Personal Name: Croswell, Ken. Publication, Distribution, et. New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The universe at midnight : observations illuminating the cosmos, Ken Croswell.
The Universe at Midnight tells the story of 20th-century cosmology. I can't recall anything distinguishing this universe-since-COBE book from any of the other few dozen universe-since-COBE books I've read, which at least means I didn't find any truly appalling errors. This book could practically have been written by stapling Popular Science articles together.
The book covers the whole field of modern cosmology. The first chapter sets the scene with some fascinating historical anecdotes. Many of the quotes from key figures given here will not be found anywhere else. Croswell makes no attempt to disguise the fact that our present knowledge is very limited, and that we are still uncertain about fundamentals such as the Hubble constant, which defines the rate at which the universe is expanding. There is a long and particularly interesting chapter about this. Neither can we be really confident about the age of the universe.
by Croswell, Ken. Publication date 2001. Topics Universe, Science, Science/Mathematics, Astronomy - Universe, 20th century, Cosmology & the universe, Popular science, Science, Physics, Physics, Cosmology. Publisher New York : Free Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.
From the internationally acclaimed author of "Magnificent Universe," Ken Croswell, comes the definitive story of the golden age in our understanding of the universe - the age we live in right now. The universe's origin, evolution, and fate have long fascinated humanity, but until recently these subjects resided in astronomy's never-never land. The Universe at Midnight" is a platform from which to observe these new deep-space landmarks. Mammoth new telescopes on Earth, such as the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the Very Large Telescope in Chile, and Japan's Subaru Telescope, as well as the Hubble Space Telescope overhead, are probing the frontiers of the universe with stunning results. In 1996 astronomers pinpointed the center of the elusive "Great Attractor," a mass of galaxies 250 million light-years away that is trying to tug our Galaxy and thousands of others across the universe.
Ken Croswell Lights the Universe for Astronomers! By Thriftbooks. com User, April 22, 2002. The Universe at Midnight is a truly remarkable book! I was absolutely blown away by it. Ken Croswell has a talent for science writing.
The Universe at Midnight" tells the story of 20th-century cosmology. In this jargon-free guide to the awesome, Ken Croswell does not just simply state the answers to questions about the origin of the universe and its demise based on complicated mathematical theory. Instead he presents the dramatic story of how particular astronomers made the observations that recently have answered many of cosmology's more perplexing questions.
Movies TV Shows Music Books Games DVDs/Blu-Ray People Art & Design Places Web TV & Podcasts Toys & Collectibles Comic Book Series Beauty Animals View more categories . . Written by. Ken Croswell. Manufacturer: Free Press Release date: 28 August 2001 ISBN-10 : 0684859319 ISBN-13: 9780684859316.
Ken Croswell’s The Universe at Midnight is a well-written and popular overview of astronomy.
The universe at midnight. Observations Illuminating the Cosmos. 338 pp. New York: The Free Press. But in 10 years during the early 20th century, the physicist Albert Einstein and the astronomer Edwin Hubble changed that forever.