EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE-Couderc/Astronomy/Cosmology/Big Bang/Illustr

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By Paul Couderc
1952 First English edition with 12 plates and several diagrams and graphs in VG++ condition.
Description: Paul Couderc; Translated by J.B. Sidgwick THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE London: Faber & Faber., 1952, 6 x 9 in., 231 pp. . 12 full page plates and miscellaneous illustrations in text. Condition: Hardbound in red cloth with gilt title on spine. Gilt slightly faded. Very minor shelfwear to cover. Interior clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Overall VG++ condition. Information: A nicely written popular book by a noted French science writer of the mid 1900's, covering a subject that was only beginning to be understood at the time:the expansion of the universe, discovered about 20  years earlier by Edwin Hubble. Chapter titles include: The Observable Region of the Universe; The Measurement of Astronomical Distances; The Realm of the Galaxies: Their Distances and Recession; The Non-Euclidean Space-Time of General Relativity: Proofs of a Local Curvature; The Cosmological Problem; The Static Universe of Einstein and the Pseudo-static Universe of De Sitter; The Expanding Universe; Vestiges of a Hyperdense State of the Universe; Conclusion; Appendix I: Three Heterodox Theories Involving Expansion; Appendix II: Notations; Fundamental Constants, and Numerical Values; Bibliography; Index.
Highly informative and attractive work that will merits a place in any  library on astronomy, astrophysics, history of science, Big Bang, Steady State, redshifts, Einstein, Relativity, etc. Biographical Note: Paul Couderc
1899-1981) was a French author and astronomer at the Observatoire of Paris who pursued number of various interests,including solid geometry, astrology, calendars, and eclipses. Couderc was educated at higher Teacher training school. He began his career as teacher of mathematics at Charlemagne College in Paris, and wrote classic book on solid geometry. Afterwards, he became leading astronomer at the Observatoire of Paris. He wrote number of books on popularization of science, especially on relativity, astronomy, and astrophysics, and received the 1966  Kalinga Prize for popularization of science. This book will make a wonderful addition to your library! Hardbound and 231 pages. Solid through and through.

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