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The Resource How old is the universe?, David A. Weintraub

How old is the universe?, David A. Weintraub

Label
How old is the universe?
Title
How old is the universe?
Statement of responsibility
David A. Weintraub
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern astronomy.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weintraub, David A.
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar system
  • Earth
  • Cosmology
  • Universe
Label
How old is the universe?, David A. Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The age of objects in our solar system. 4004 BCE -- Moon rocks and meteorites -- Defying gravity -- The ages of the oldest stars. Stepping out -- Distances and light -- All stars are not the same -- Giant and dwarf stars -- Reading a Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram -- Mass -- Star clusters -- Mass matters -- White dwarfs and the age of the universe -- Ages of globular clusters and the age of the universe -- The age of the universe. Cepheids -- An irregular system of globular clusters -- The Milky Way demoted -- The trouble with gravity -- The expanding universe -- The Hubble age of the universe -- The accelerating universe -- Dark matter -- Exotic dark matter -- Hot stuff -- Two kinds of trouble -- The WMAP map of the CMB and the age of the universe -- A consistent answer
Control code
ocn564132718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
370 p.
Isbn
9780691147314
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009117
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)564132718
Label
How old is the universe?, David A. Weintraub
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The age of objects in our solar system. 4004 BCE -- Moon rocks and meteorites -- Defying gravity -- The ages of the oldest stars. Stepping out -- Distances and light -- All stars are not the same -- Giant and dwarf stars -- Reading a Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram -- Mass -- Star clusters -- Mass matters -- White dwarfs and the age of the universe -- Ages of globular clusters and the age of the universe -- The age of the universe. Cepheids -- An irregular system of globular clusters -- The Milky Way demoted -- The trouble with gravity -- The expanding universe -- The Hubble age of the universe -- The accelerating universe -- Dark matter -- Exotic dark matter -- Hot stuff -- Two kinds of trouble -- The WMAP map of the CMB and the age of the universe -- A consistent answer
Control code
ocn564132718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
370 p.
Isbn
9780691147314
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009117
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)564132718

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