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Edwin Hubble, the Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe


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Preface to the English edition; Preface to the Russian edition; Part I. Life and Work: 1. Choosing the way; 2. On the threshold of great achievements; 3. The island universe; 4. The red-shift predecessors; 5. The law bearing his name; 6. Recognition; 7. Civil duty; 8. Hopes crushed; Part II. Hubble's Work Continued: 9. Distances to galaxies and the Hubble constant; 10. Current and future research projects; 11. The discovery of the hot universe; 12. Explosion; Chronology of Edwin Hubble's life and work; Bibliography of Hubble's publications; References; Indexes.

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The first complete account of the scientific life and work of the great American astronomer Edwin Hubble.


'Sharov and Novikov have produced an admirable and essential narration of Hubble's great exploration ... we have here an excellent descriptive sweep of the main objects of Hubble's achievement brought between two (stiff) covers.' Webb Society Quarterly Journal
"...well worth reading." Donald E. Osterbrock, Nature
"...the first complete account of the scientific life and work of Edwin Hubble, whose discoveries form the basis of all theories about the evolution of the universe." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
"...draws together much information otherwise scattered and difficult to find....essential to a full understanding of Hubble's continuing influence....will reward those who read it." Donald DeB. Beaver, Isis
"...a labor of love by professional astronomers fascinated by the history of their science and with an open admiration of Hubble and his accomplishments." Thomas Pinkney Davis, The Strolling Astronomer

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