Afterglow of creation from the fireball to the discovery of cosmic ripples by Marcus Chown

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Published by University Science Books in Sausalito, Calif .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Cosmic ripples.,
  • Cosmic background radiation.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementMarcus Chown.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB991.C64 C487 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 222 p. :
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL802359M
ISBN 100935702407
LC Control Number95038781

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