Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226105215 Published December 1996 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Edwin Hubble

Mariner of the Nebulae

Gale E. Christianson

Edwin Hubble
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Gale E. Christianson

435 pages | 25 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 1995
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226105215 Published December 1996 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
In 1923 Edwin Hubble confirmed the existence of other galaxies. By the
end of the decade, he proved that the universe is expanding, thus laying
the very cornerstone of the big bang theory. A revealing portrait of a
scientific genius at work, this book also offers an incisive narrative
of the history of astronomy, and an evocation of what we see when gazing
at the stars.

"Highly entertaining. . . . Hubble may have been the most important
astronomer since Galileo. Perhaps since Copernicus."—Dick Teresi,
New York Times Book Review

"Hubble's own story has not been adequately told until now. . . . A
riveting portrait of a great scientist and a haunted man, and the best
look we are likely to have of the real Hubble."—Dennis Overby, Los
Angeles Times Book Review

"Displays remarkable strength in its steadfast balance and scrupulous
honesty. The greatness of the discoveries is set off against the
contrasting pettiness of the man."—Hans Christian von Baeyer,
Boston Sunday Globe

"Fascinating. . . . This is one of the most impressive scientific
biographies of recent years."—Kirkus Review, starred review

— "Notable Books for the Year 1995" selection, New York Times Book
Review

—"Best Books of 1995" selection, Library Journal

—Selected as one of the five best science books in 1995 by Carl Sagen,
Washington Post
Contents
1. Marshfield
2. "An Awful Moment"
3. "A Thing So Outlandish"
4. A Son of Queen's
5. Heaven's Gate
6. Reconnaissance
7. The Cosmic Archipelago
8. Uncharted Water
9. Mariner of the Nebulae
10. "Your Husband's Work Is Beautiful"
11. "Almost a Miracle"
12. "Now Whom Do We Want to Meet?"
13. Landlocked
14. Dark Passage
15. Home Is the Sailor
Epilogue
Notes and Abbreviations of Frequently Used Sources
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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