Morphological Astronomy

Authors: Zwicky, Fritz

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Man has a great tendency to get lost or to hide, as the case may be, in a jungle of details and in unnecessary complications. Why do anything simply if you can do it complicated? And still, life itself presents a sufficient number of problems to keep us busy. There would seem to be no need to create additional difficulties, just for the fun of it, especially if these self-made difficulties become practically insuperable and if in the end they cause much unhappiness. The morphological mode of thought and of action was conceived to break the vicious hold which the parasitic wild growth of complications exerts on life in all of its phases. Morphological thought and action are likely to be of value in all human activities, once such thought and action have been clearly delineated and fully developed, and once they have been practised by a sufficiently large number of people. Since the morphological method is of the greatest universality, the choice of the field to which one applies it first is not particulary critical. The author intends to write two or three books on the morphology of several large scale problems, which are both of a technical and of a general social nature. The present book is concerned in particular with some implications of morphological thinking in astronomy. We shall above all emphasize the basic character of the morphological approach, and we shall demonstrate its constructive power in a number of specific cases.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Morphological Research and Invention

    Zwicky, F.

    Pages 6-30

  • Clouds and Clusters of Galaxies

    Zwicky, F.

    Pages 30-88

  • The Large Scale Distribution of Galaxies and of Clusters of Galaxies

    Zwicky, F.

    Pages 88-114

  • Kinematic and Dynamic Characteristics of the Large Scale Aggregations of Matter

    Zwicky, F.

    Pages 114-148

  • Dimensional and Dimensionless Morphology in Cosmology

    Zwicky, F.

    Pages 149-192

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphological Astronomy
Authors
Copyright
1957
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-87544-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-87544-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-87546-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 299
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