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How Far is Up?: Measuring the Size of the Universe
 
 
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John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin.
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Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781840464399
Pages/Publication Date 134/2003
Daedalus Item Code 33345
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How far is it to the edge of the universe? It's been barely 80 years since astronomers began to realize that even the distances to all the known stars are tiny steps on a truly cosmic scale, and that the galaxy in which we live is a tiny island in an immense ocean of space. John and Mary Gribbin—between them, authors of In Search Of Schrödinger's Cat; Stardust; Science: A History; and Ice Age—tell the story of how the cosmic distance scale was measured, who figured it out, and the increasingly sophisticated instruments they used to detect the light from stars so distant that it's taken 10 billion years to reach us.
 
 
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