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The cosmic microwave background : how it changed our understanding of the universe, Rhodri Evans

Label
The cosmic microwave background : how it changed our understanding of the universe
Title
The cosmic microwave background
Title remainder
how it changed our understanding of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Rhodri Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rhodri Evans tells the story of what we know about the universe, from Jacobus Kapteyn's Island universe at the turn of the 20th Century, and the discovery by Hubble that the nebulae were external to our own galaxy, through Gamow's early work on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and its subsequent discovery by Penzias and Wilson, to modern day satellite-lead CMB research. Research results from the ground-based experiments DASI, BOOMERANG, and satellite missions COBE, WMAP and Planck are explained and interpreted to show how our current picture of the universe was arrived at, and the author looks at the future of CMB research and what we still need to learn." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Rhodri
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • QB991.C64
  • QB991.C64
LC item number
  • E88 2015
  • E93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' universe,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmic background radiation
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
Label
The cosmic microwave background : how it changed our understanding of the universe, Rhodri Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113386800
  • 31223113386792
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 204 pages
Isbn
9783319099279
Lccn
2014957530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 884813640
  • (OCoLC)884813640
Label
The cosmic microwave background : how it changed our understanding of the universe, Rhodri Evans
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113386800
  • 31223113386792
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 204 pages
Isbn
9783319099279
Lccn
2014957530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 884813640
  • (OCoLC)884813640

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