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The day we found the universe /

From one of the most acclaimed science writers comes a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving into the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.

Main Author: Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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245 1 4 |a The day we found the universe /  |c Marcia Bartusiak. 
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260 |a New York :  |b Pantheon Books,  |c c2009. 
300 |a xviii, 337 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-326) and index. 
505 0 0 |t Preface : January 1, 1925 --  |t Setting out.  |t The little republic of science ;  |t A rather remarkable number of nebulae ;  |t Grander than the truth ;  |t Such is the progress of astronomy in the wild and wooly West ;  |t My regards to the squashes ;  |t It is worthy of notice --  |t Exploration.  |t Empire builder ;  |t The solar system is off center and consequently man is too ;  |t He surely looks like the fourth dimension! ;  |t Go at each other "hammer and tongs" ;  |t Adonis ;  |t On the brink of a big discovery-- or maybe a big paradox --  |t Discovery.  |t Countless whole worlds-- strewn all over the sky ;  |t Using the 100-inch telescope the way it should be used ;  |t Your calculations are correct, but your physical insight is abominable ;  |t Started off with a bang --  |t Whatever happened to ... 
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