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A grand and bold thing an extraordinary new map of the universe ushering in a new era of discovery by Ann K. Finkbeiner

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gunn, J. E. -- 1938-,
  • Three-dimensional imaging in astronomy,
  • Astronomical spectroscopy,
  • Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Data processing,
  • Astronomical instruments -- Technological innovations,
  • Galaxies -- Observations,
  • Quasars -- Observations

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAnn Finkbeiner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB465 .F56 2010
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationix, 223p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24110620M
ISBN 109781416552161
LC Control Number2010008533

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