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Author Rowan-Robinson, Michael, 1942-

Title Ripples in the cosmos : a view behind the scenes of the new cosmology / Michael Rowan-Robinson.

Published Oxford [England] ; New York : W.H. Freeman Spektrum, c1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  523.1 ROWA {Bund10 20110701}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 224 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index.
Contents 1. Prologue -- 2. The lure of number -- 3. Thirty years of the new astronomy -- 4. Hubble's law, the cosmological distance ladder and the Big Bang -- 5. The years of building IRAS -- 6. First view of the far infrared sky -- 7. Discovering the power of IRAS -- 8. The microwave background story -- 9. The IRAS dipole and the 'death' of the Great Attractor -- 10. Crisis for cold dark matter? -- 11. From quasars to ultraluminous infrared galaxies -- 12. COBE discovers the cosmic ripples -- 13. The scientific vision.
Subject Infrared Astronomical Satellite.
Cosmic ripples.
Cosmic background radiation.
ISBN 0716745038 : $22.95