Emerging Cosmology

by Bernard Lovell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781583481134

About the Book

Cosmology—the science that aims at a comprehensive theory of creation, evolution, and present structure of the entire physical universe—is the subject of this compelling book by one of the world’s preeminent astronomers. Written especially for the general reader, Emerging Cosmology traces the history of what is perhaps the first science from the earliest surviving evidence of cosmological thought, circa 3,000 B.C.E., to the present. Robert Jastrow calls Emerging Cosmology "an eminently readable and absorbing account of the greatest revolution in human thought since the dawn of time—growing awareness that space is vast and the world of man is small. Lovell tells the story with a rare grace and insight that reveal the touch of a master on science for the layman."

About the Author

Sir Bernard Lovell, O.B.E., LL.D., D.Sc., and Fellow of the Royal Society of Great Britain, is Professor of Radio Astronomy at the University of Manchester and Director of the Experimental Station at the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories. He is the author of several books and many articles on space exploration, the nature of the universe, the origin of life, and man's relationship to, and convergence with, the cosmos.