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The Creation of the Universe

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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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Jose lana
Dec 09, 2015 Jose lana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gamow was one of the first proposers of the big-bang theory opposite to the steady-stable cosmology proposed by Fred Hoyle and others;in this book he popularized this idea.By all this this book has historic value ,yet being rather outdated.Being of Gamow it is worth reading
Mar 01, 2016 Stophe rated it liked it
Somewhat dated science but good explanations on the more simple established principles of cosmology.
Feb 21, 2013 Badri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cosmology
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
Dec 31, 2012 Remo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 really liked it  ·  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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