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The Creation of the Universe

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This lively and authoritative survey by an internationally famous physicist offers captivating perspectives on the origins of the galaxies, stars, chemical elements, and planetary systems. Illustrated with diagrams and the author's own drawings, itexplains complexconcepts in asimple manner. "Fascinating."—San Francisco Chronicle 40 figures. 1961 edition. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 10th 2004 by Dover Publications (first published 1952)
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Otis Campbell
We'll bop over the galaxies
We'll stroll over to Mars
We'll romance on Jupiter
Make love among the stars
Badri
oh was a classic! just wish it wasn't this out dated. it's very well written - perfect for a lay person interested in taking a non-shallow dive into cosmology. i wanted to read it just for its quaintness, but came out realizing there were so many questions I had not even thought of asking about basic cosmology. i learned quite a bit from this book, but some of it is probably out dated unfortunately. i'd highly recommend this book for someone new to the subject - facts can be gotten right with su ...more
Remo
Si alguien quiere leer en serio sobre el Big Bang, debería pasar por este libro. Gamow, personaje imprescindible de la física del s. XX, cuenta con mucho humor y mucha claridad la teoría clásica del Big Bang, incluyendo la predicción del fondo de microondas. Un libro de obligada lectura.
Erik Graff
Aug 12, 2010 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cosmology fans
Recommended to Erik by: Fin Graff
Shelves: sciences
I read this and Gamow's Birth and Death of the Sun while visiting my maternal grandfather in Oslo, Norway. Together, sadly, they represent most of what I think I know about cosmology.
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George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (Георгий Антонович Гамов), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, ...more
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