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Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos : The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe - (rev edition

Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos : The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe (ISBN10: 0316648965; ISBN13: 9780316648967)
ISBN13: 978-0316648967
ISBN10: 0316648965

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0060159641
ISBN10: 0060159642

Summary: In southern California, nearly a half-century ago, a small band of researchers--equipped with a new 200-inch telescope and a faith born of scientific optimism--embarked on the greatest intellectual adventure in the history of humankind: the search for the origin and fate of the universe. Their quest would eventually engulf all of physics and astronomy, leading not only to the discovery of quasars, black holes, and shadow matter but also to fame, controversy, and Nobe
l Prizes. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos tells the story of the men and women who have taken eternity on their shoulders and stormed nature in search of answers to the deepest questions we know to ask.
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Summary: In southern California, nearly a half-century ago, a small band of researchers--equipped with a new 200-inch telescope and a faith born of scientific optimism--embarked on the greatest intellectual adventure in the history of humankind: the search for the origin and fate of the universe. Their quest would eventually engulf all of physics and astronomy, leading not only to the discovery of quasars, black holes, and shadow matter but also to fame, controversy, and Nobel Prizes. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos tells the story of the men and women who have taken eternity on their shoulders and stormed nature in search of answers to the deepest questions we know to ask. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Backbay Books
Published: 03/07/2007
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