The Realm of the Nebulae

The Realm of the Nebulae - The Silliman Memorial Lectures Series

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In less than a century, the accepted picture of the universe transformed from a stagnant place, composed entirely of our own Milky Way galaxy, to a realm inhabited by billions of individual galaxies, hurtling away from one another. We must thank, in part, Edwin P. Hubble, one of the greatest observational astronomers of the 20th century. In 1936, Hubble described his principal observations and conclusions in The Realm of the Nebulae, which quickly became a classic work. Two new introductory pieces, by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll, explain advances since Hubble's time and his work's foundational importance.

"Meaningful, historically accurate, and thoroughly delightful reading."—Gail O. Clark, Astronomy

Book information

ISBN: 9780300187120
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 523.1135
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: lii, 207 , 14 of black and white plates
Weight: 356g
Height: 215mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 19mm