The Realm of the Nebulae

Edwin Hubble; With New Forewords by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll

View Inside Price: $24.00


March 19, 2013
288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 9780300187120
Paper

In less than a century, the accepted picture of the universe transformed from a stagnant place, composed entirely of our own Milky Way galaxy, to a realm inhabited by billions of individual galaxies, hurtling away from one another. We must thank, in part, Edwin P. Hubble, one of the greatest observational astronomers of the 20th century. In 1936, Hubble described his principal observations and conclusions in The Realm of the Nebulae, which quickly became a classic work. Two new introductory pieces, by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll, explain advances since Hubble’s time and his work’s foundational importance.

"Meaningful, historically accurate, and thoroughly delightful reading."—Gail O. Clark, Astronomy

Edwin Hubble spent most of his illustrious career at the Mount Wilson Observatory, in Pasadena, California. Robert P. Kirshner is Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University. Sean M. Carroll is Senior Research Associate at the California Institute of Technology.

"This enduring work is the closest we can get to Edwin Hubble’s personal thoughts as he broke open the boundaries of the universe in the early twentieth century. In this compelling summary of his historic observations of myriad galaxies swiftly moving outward in space-time, we see both his awe—and his doubts—over the new and surprising cosmos he had revealed. A true classic of scientific literature."—Marcia Bartusiak, MIT, author of The Day We Found the Universe


The Silliman Memorial Lectures Series
Black Holes
The Membrane Paradigm

Edited by Kip S. Thorne, Douglas A.

...
View details
The Material Basis of Evolution
Reissued

RIchard Goldschmidt

View details
The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination

Jacob Bronowski; Foreword by S.E. Luria

View details
Mankind Evolving
The Evolution of the Human Species

Theodosius Dobzhansky

View details
The President’s Scientists
Reminiscences of a White House Science Advisor

D. Allan Bromley

View details
Man Adapting
With a New Chapter by the Author

René Dubos

View details