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Mapping the heavens : the radical scientific ideas that reveal the cosmos / Priyamvada Natarajan.

By: Natarajan, Priyamvada [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, Connecticut ; London : Yale University Press, c2016Description: xvi, 267 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300204414; 0300204418.Subject(s): Cosmology | Cosmology -- History | Astronomical Phenomena. -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
Preface -- Early cosmic maps -- The growing border : the universe expands -- The dark center : black holes become real -- The invisible grid : coping with dark matter -- The changing scale : the accelerating universe -- The next wrinkle : the discovery of cosmic background radiation -- The new reality and the quest for other worlds -- Epilogue.
Summary: For all curious readers, a lively introduction to radical ideas and discoveries that are transforming our knowledge of the universe. -- Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-251) and index.

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