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Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

ISBN-10: 0316648965
ISBN-13: 9780316648967
Edition: 1999
Authors: Dennis Overbye
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Description: Hailed as a paragon of science journalism, "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos" is the dramatic, heartbreaking, and often comical story of cosmology, and the men and women devoted to discovering the secrets of the universe.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990

Hailed as a paragon of science journalism, "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos" is the dramatic, heartbreaking, and often comical story of cosmology, and the men and women devoted to discovering the secrets of the universe.

Dennis Overbye is Deputy Science Editor of "The New York Times" & a critically acclaimed science writer who has contributed to "Time," "The New York Times Magazine," & many other publications. His first book, "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos," was nominated for a National Book Critics' Circle Award in Nonfiction & a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award in Science. He lives in New York City.

Prologue: Delegates to Eternity
The Man in the Cage
His Master's Voice
The Candy Machine
The War of the World Models
Bonfires on the Shores of Time
God's Turnstile
The King of Black Holes
The Big Bang
The Galaxy Makers
Fermiland
The Long March
The Endless Good-Bye
Fermiland
The Triumph of Beauty
The Reluctant Cosmologist
The Free Lunch
The Shadow Universe
The Hubble Wars
The Z-Machine
Springtime for Neutrinos
Zwicky's Revenge
The Astrologer's Curse
Dreamtime
The Last Gentleman
Sandage in Exile
The Day the Universe Stopped Expanding
The Other Side
Afterword: The Golden Age
Epilogue
Index

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