The Cosmic web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe download free [PDF and Ebook] by J. Richard Gott

The Cosmic web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe download free [PDF and Ebook] by J. Richard Gott year 2018
  • Book name: The Cosmic web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
  • Author: J. Richard Gott
  • Release date: 2018/10/9
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780691181172
  • Rating: 8.35 of 10
  • Votes: 371
  • Review by: Charli Florence
  • Review rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/19
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies-a magnificent structure now called the 'cosmic web' and mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here is his gripping insider's account of how a generation of undaunted theorists and observers solved the mystery of the architecture of our cosmos.The Cosmic Web begins with modern pioneers of extragalactic astronomy, such as Edwin Hubble and Fritz Zwicky. It goes on to describe how, during the Cold War, the American school of cosmology favored a model of the universe where galaxies resided in isolated clusters, whereas the Soviet school favored a honeycomb pattern of galaxies punctuated by giant, isolated voids. Gott tells the stories of how his own path to a solution began with a high-school science project when he was eighteen, and how he and astronomer Mario Juric measured the Sloan Great Wall of Galaxies, a filament of galaxies that, at 1.37 billion light-years in length, is one of the largest structures in the universe.Drawing on Gott's own experiences working at the frontiers of science with many of today's leading cosmologists, The Cosmic Web shows how ambitious telescope surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey are transforming our understanding of the cosmos, and how the cosmic web holds vital clues to the origins of the universe and the next trillion years that lie ahead.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H26M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Astrophysics, Science: General Issues, Astronomy, Space & Time, Cosmology & The Universe, Biography: General, Popular Astronomy & Space
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.75 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x235x22.86mm
  • Weight: 408.23g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States

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