Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae

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9780750304238: Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae

In 1923 Edwin Hubble confirmed the existence of other galaxies. By the
end of the decade, he proved that the universe is expanding, thus laying
the very cornerstone of the big bang theory. A revealing portrait of a
scientific genius at work, this book also offers an incisive narrative
of the history of astronomy, and an evocation of what we see when gazing
at the stars.

"Highly entertaining. . . . Hubble may have been the most important
astronomer since Galileo. Perhaps since Copernicus."—Dick Teresi,
New York Times Book Review

"Hubble's own story has not been adequately told until now. . . . A
riveting portrait of a great scientist and a haunted man, and the best
look we are likely to have of the real Hubble."—Dennis Overby, Los
Angeles Times Book Review

"Displays remarkable strength in its steadfast balance and scrupulous
honesty. The greatness of the discoveries is set off against the
contrasting pettiness of the man."—Hans Christian von Baeyer,
Boston Sunday Globe

"Fascinating. . . . This is one of the most impressive scientific
biographies of recent years."—Kirkus Review, starred review

— "Notable Books for the Year 1995" selection, New York Times Book
Review

—"Best Books of 1995" selection, Library Journal

—Selected as one of the five best science books in 1995 by Carl Sagen,
Washington Post

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Prior to Hubble, the universe was known to consist solely of the stars in the Milky Way and believed to be relatively stable in size. But because of Hubble's discoveries, we now know that the universe consists of an unimaginably large number of galaxies (containing Carl Sagan's beloved "billions and billions . . ." of stars) and that this unimaginably large universe is continually expanding. In this first serious biography of Hubble, Christianson deals both with the enormous importance of these discoveries and, paradoxically, the apparent unimaginably small-spirited and petty nature of the man himself. Highly Recommended.

From Booklist:

Hubble, the first astronomer to offer observational evidence supporting the theory of an expanding universe, was lionized by the public in his lifetime (1889^-1953) but considered an irksome personality by his colleagues. Christianson, the author of a well-regarded biography of Newton, fully explores the traits that provoked such diverse reactions in this wonderfully perceptive narrative. He begins with a colorful, empathetic portrait of Hubble's origins in Missouri, his adolescence under a stern, abstemious father, and schooling in England. There, he affected the anglicisms in speech and dress that bemused many who later worked with him, but his excellence as an observational astronomer they could not deny. Scanning the skies with the Mt. Wilson telescope, the world's largest in the 1920s, Hubble vied with others to solve the mystery of the fuzzy nebulae: were they inside or outside the Milky Way? Hubble's resounding answer--that they were galaxies of stars billions of light-years distant--consigned his rivals to historical oblivion; but Christianson's account ably revives the feeling and stakes of that professional contest for glory and renown. After such a coup, the winning astronomer's succeeding years seem inevitably anticlimactic, but Christianson chronicles Hubble's schmoozing with celebrities, war work, and administrative jockeying with the thoroughness that marks the entire work. The first cradle-to-grave biography of Hubble, Christianson's story should endure. Gilbert Taylor

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Descripción Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae is both the biography of an extraordinary human being and the story of the greatest quest in the history of astronomy since the Copernican revolution. The book is a revealing portrait of scientific genius, an incisive engaging history of ideas, and a shimmering evocation of what we see when gazing at the stars. Born in 1889 and reared in the village of Marshfield, Missouri, Edwin Powell Hubble-star athlete, Rhodes Scholar, military officer, and astronomer- became one of the towering figures in twentieth-century science. Hubble worked with the great 100-inch Hooker telescope at California s Mount Wilson Observatory and made a series of discoveries that revolutionized humanity s vision of the cosmos. In 1923 he was able to confirm the existence of other nebulae (now known to be galaxies) beyond our own Milky Way. By the end of the decade, Hubble had proven that the universe is expanding, thus laying the very cornerstone of the big bang theory of creation. It was Hubble who developed the elegant scheme by which the galaxies are classified as ellipticals and spirals, and it was Hubble who first provided reliable evidence that the universe is homogeneous, the same in all directions as far as the telescope can see. An incurable Anglophile with a penchant for tweed jackets and English briars, Hubble, together with his brilliant and witty wife, Grace Burke, became a fixture in Hollywood society in the 1930s and 40s. They counted among their friends Charlie Chaplin, the Marx brothers, Anita Loos, Aldous and Maria Huxley, Walt Disney, Helen Hayes, and William Randolph Hearst. Albert Einstein, a frequent visitor to Southern California, called Hubble s work beautiful and modified his equations on relativity to account for the discovery that the cosmos is expanding. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780750304238

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Descripción Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae is both the biography of an extraordinary human being and the story of the greatest quest in the history of astronomy since the Copernican revolution. The book is a revealing portrait of scientific genius, an incisive engaging history of ideas, and a shimmering evocation of what we see when gazing at the stars. Born in 1889 and reared in the village of Marshfield, Missouri, Edwin Powell Hubble-star athlete, Rhodes Scholar, military officer, and astronomer- became one of the towering figures in twentieth-century science. Hubble worked with the great 100-inch Hooker telescope at California s Mount Wilson Observatory and made a series of discoveries that revolutionized humanity s vision of the cosmos. In 1923 he was able to confirm the existence of other nebulae (now known to be galaxies) beyond our own Milky Way. By the end of the decade, Hubble had proven that the universe is expanding, thus laying the very cornerstone of the big bang theory of creation. It was Hubble who developed the elegant scheme by which the galaxies are classified as ellipticals and spirals, and it was Hubble who first provided reliable evidence that the universe is homogeneous, the same in all directions as far as the telescope can see. An incurable Anglophile with a penchant for tweed jackets and English briars, Hubble, together with his brilliant and witty wife, Grace Burke, became a fixture in Hollywood society in the 1930s and 40s. They counted among their friends Charlie Chaplin, the Marx brothers, Anita Loos, Aldous and Maria Huxley, Walt Disney, Helen Hayes, and William Randolph Hearst. Albert Einstein, a frequent visitor to Southern California, called Hubble s work beautiful and modified his equations on relativity to account for the discovery that the cosmos is expanding. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780750304238

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