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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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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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About this book

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.


Contents

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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