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The expanding universe


Published by At the University Press, Cambridge, 1933
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With frontispiece and 1 plate. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine; interior bright and clean. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate. First edition. In this expanded version of his lecture given at Cambridge, MA in 1932, Eddington summarizes his own theories based upon ideas originally put forth by George Lemaitre, the first scientist to suggest creation of the universe by what has became known as the "Big Bang Theory." Eddington penned several related works in this period, described as "pathways to new ideas and adventures in thinking" (DSB).Eddington (1882-1944), a lifelong Quaker, was educated at Owens College (now University of Manchester) and Trinity College, Cambridge. He did pioneering work in astrophysics, fashioning "powerful mathematical tools and . . . [applying] them with imagination and consummate skill." Einstein considered Eddington's great book, Mathematical theory of relativity, "the finest presentation of the subject in any language" (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 14911

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Title: The expanding universe

Publisher: At the University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1933


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