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Author Gribbin, John, 1946-

Title The birth of time : how astronomers measured the age of the universe / John Gribbin.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [1999]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QB981 .G756 2000    AVAILABLE
 Moore Memorial PL Stacks - MMLG-7  523.1 GRI    AVAILABLE
Description vi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Previously published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226) and index.
Contents Introduction: The age controversy: how wrong is wrong? -- All things must pass: the discovery of cosmic time -- Age limits: the oldest things in the universe -- Across the universe: the first cosmic distance scale -- Into the blue: beyond the Milky Way -- Hubble's Law: a universe with a beginning -- Revisionist cosmology: extending the age of the universe -- New rulers: from controversy to consensus -- When time began: how we measured the age of the universe -- Afterword: the big picture.
Subject Cosmology.
ISBN 0300083467

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