- Title: The Creation of the Universe
- Author: George Gamow
- ISBN: null
- Page: 182
- Format: Paperback
This lively and authoritative survey by an internationally famous physicist offers captivating perspectives on the origins of the galaxies, stars, chemical elements, and planetary systems Illustrated with diagrams and the author s own drawings, it explains complex concepts in a simple manner Fascinating San Francisco Chronicle 40 figures 1961 edition.
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Gamow was one of the first proposers of the big-bang theory opposite to the steady-stable cosmology proposed by Fred Hoyle and others;in this book he popularized this idea.By all this this book has historic value ,yet being rather outdated.Being of Gamow it is worth reading
oh was a classic! just wish it wasn't this out dated. it's very well written - perfect for a lay person interested in taking a non-shallow dive into cosmology. i wanted to read it just for its quaintness, but came out realizing there were so many questions I had not even thought of asking about basic cosmology. i learned quite a bit from this book, but some of it is probably out dated unfortunately. i'd highly recommend this book for someone new to the subject - facts can be gotten right with su [...]
Si alguien quiere leer en serio sobre el Big Bang, debería pasar por este libro. Gamow, personaje imprescindible de la física del s. XX, cuenta con mucho humor y mucha claridad la teoría clásica del Big Bang, incluyendo la predicción del fondo de microondas. Un libro de obligada lectura.
Somewhat dated science but good explanations on the more simple established principles of cosmology.
I read this and Gamow's Birth and Death of the Sun while visiting my maternal grandfather in Oslo, Norway. Together, sadly, they represent most of what I think I know about cosmology.
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