Astronomers' Universe

Cosmic Dawn

The Search for the First Stars and Galaxies

Authors: Rhee, George

  • Teaches the reader what the first stars and galaxies actually look like and how they could form
  • Provides the latest observational findings on the search for the first stars and galaxies
  • Explains the aims and goals of next-generation telescopes for astronomy
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About this book

This book takes the reader on an exploration of the structure and evolution of our universe. The basis for our knowledge is the Big Bang theory of the expanding universe. This book then tells the story of our search for the first stars and galaxies using current and planned telescopes. These telescopes are marvels of technology far removed from Galileo's first telescope but continuing astronomy in his ground breaking spirit. We show the reader how these first stars and galaxies shaped the universe we see today. This story is one of the great scientific adventures of all time.

About the authors

George Rhee is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nevada. He published 37 peer reviewed articles and is a co-author of a Nature article published in 2010. The author is an active researcher in astronomy but also an experienced teacher and has given many science talks in his career for general audiences.

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“The search for the first generation of stars to form out of the cooling expanding gas following the big bang is the central theme of Cosmic Dawn. … this is one of the most readable books on cosmology around. Anyone with an interest in science will enjoy it. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels.” (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)


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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmic Dawn
Book Subtitle
The Search for the First Stars and Galaxies
Authors
Series Title
Astronomers' Universe
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7813-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7813-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7812-6
Series ISSN
1614-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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