|Title:||Our universe : the thrill of extragalactic exploration as told by leading experts|
|Authors:||Alan S. Stern, Editor|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-78907-3|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Astronomy ; Cosmology|
The Universe in which we live is unimaginably vast and ancient, with countless star-systems, galaxies and extraordinary phenomena as strange and different from each other as black holes, dark-matter, quasars, gamma-ray bursts and diffuse nearly-invisible galaxies. From our earliest days humankind has looked to the heavens and wondered in awe.
"Our Universe" is a fascinating collection of essays on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at the dawn of the twenty-first century. This is the second in a series of extraordinary books in which S. Alan Stern has brought together leading space scientists to describe their work. The first of these, "Our worlds", looked at the faraway worlds of our solar system, but in this new book we leave our sun behind to explore the vastness of the Universe itself.
This accessible and wonderfully illustrated book has been written by some of the world's foremost astrophysicists. Some are theorists, some computational modellers, some observers, but all provide deep insight into the most cutting-edge, difficult, and bizarre topics of all astrophysics.
Once again, highly personal accounts reveal much more than the wonders and achievements of modern astronomy, more than just its techniques and state of knowledge. "Our Universe" also gives unique perspectives on what drives these extraordinary, talented scientists and how their careers and very lives have been shaped by a burning desire to understand our Universe.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009098||QB500.24.O87 2000||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|