The Cosmic Century
A History of Astrophysics and Cosmology
By (author) Malcolm S. Longair
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Cosmic Century by Malcolm S. Longair
Book DescriptionThe twentieth century witnessed the development of astrophysics and cosmology from subjects which scarcely existed to two of the most exciting and demanding areas of contemporary scientific inquiry. In this book Malcolm Longair reviews the historical development of the key areas of modern astrophysics, linking the strands together to show how they have led to the extraordinarily rich panorama of modern astrophysics and cosmology. While many of the great discoveries were derived from pioneering observations, the emphasis is upon the development of theoretical concepts and how they came to be accepted. These advances have led astrophysicists and cosmologists to ask some of the deepest questions about the nature of our Universe and have pushed astronomical observations to the very limit. This is a fantastic story, and one which would have defied the imaginations of even the greatest storytellers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521474368
(247mm x 174mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm S. Longair
Cosmic Century, Paperback (January 2013)
Reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics.
High Energy Astrophysics, Hardback (February 2011)
The third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics.
Theoretical Concepts in Physics, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Malcolm S. Longair
A novel and integrated approach to physics, covering background history, basic tools and modern techniques.
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Author Biography - Malcolm S. Longair
Malcolm Longair is Emeritus Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy and Director of Development at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has held many highly distinguished positions within physics and astronomy and has served on and chaired many international committees, boards and panels, working with both NASA and the European Space Agency. He has received much recognition for his work, including the Pilkington Prize of the University of Cambridge for Excellence in Teaching and a CBE in the millennium honours list for his services to astronomy and cosmology. His previous well-received books for Cambridge University Press include Theoretical Concepts in Physics (2003), The Cosmic Century: A History of Astrophysics and Cosmology (2005) and High Energy Astrophysics (2011).
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