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Chasing Hubble's Shadows: Search For Galaxies At The Edge Of Time By Jeff Kanipe For Sale
Chasing Hubble's Shadows
The Search for Galaxies at the Edge of Time
by Jeff Kanipe
This is a vintage trade paperback book that was published in the USA by Hill and Wang. This copy is from the first paperback edition printing in 2007 (earlier hardcover edition 2006).
From the book's back cover:
"A fast-paced tour...[Kanipe's] enthusiasm is bound to excite and inspire."
_____ - New Scientist
Chasing Hubble's Shadows is an account of the continuing efforts of astronomers to probe the outermost limits of the observable universe. The quest for Hubble's "shadows" - those unimaginably distant, wispy traces of stars and galaxies that formed within the first few hundred million years after the big bang - takes us back, in effect, to the beginning of time as we are able to perceive it, when the first discrete stellar objects appeared out of what has lately come to be known as "the cosmic dark age." The information that is being gleaned from those dim sources - chiefly with the aid of Edwin Hubble's namesake, the Hubble Space Telescope - promises to yield clues to many cosmic puzzles, including the nature of the mysterious "dark energy" that is now believed to pervade all of space.
"A vivid description of how astronomers work and how ideas develop...If general readers are happy to leave a few technical details unexplained, they will be able to enjoy this entertaining approach to the mysteries of our Universe. Anyone curious about the mechanisms of our world will be thrilled by the book.
_____ - Patrick Petitjean, Nature
"Putting the current state of cosmology research into a form readily understandable by even an educated layman is nearly as great a challenge as any research problem faced by astronomers, but one handled quite well by science journalist Jeff Kanipe...The Book is a great way to get up to speed on the current knowledge of, and challenges facing, astronomers in this field."
_____ - Jeff Foust, The Space Review
JEFF KANIPE is an independent science journalist specializing in astronomy, cosmology, and planetary science.
COVER - There are very mild surface dents. The inside covers have very light tanning around the edges.
SPINE - There is no crease. The spine is in mint condition.
PAGES - There is very mild tanning around the edges. The pages are otherwise clean. The paper is crisp. The corners are still pretty sharp.
This book was carefully read (probably only one time). This is in "very good" condition - just a little shy of "like new." This will make a great addition to any collection.
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