Author:Pasachoff, Jay M.; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer & Edward S. Cheng

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The Farthest Things in the Universe

By: Pasachoff, Jay M.; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer & Edward S. Cheng

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 16343

ISBN: 0521469317

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.31 inches; 104 pages; The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging areas of modern astronomical research. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so unveils the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts--chosen for their ability to communicate research astronomy at a popular level--each contributes a chapter to this lucid survey. They address the fundamental issues of scale in the U... View more info