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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 182

By: John Gribbin

144 pages, 20 b&w illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2008 | #170601 | ISBN-13: 9780199234349
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Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, they are where the stars are born and where many extraordinary and little-understood phenomena can be observed. Here, renowned science writer John Gribbin explores what we have learnt about the cosmos through studying both our own galaxy and our distant neighbours.


1. A Very Short Introduction; 2. The Great Debate; 3. Our Island; 4. The Expanding Universe; 5. Across the Universe; 6. The Origin of Galaxies; 7. The Universe at Large; References & Further Reading; Index

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