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Based on in-depth, on-site reporting and hundreds of interviews-with everyone ...
Based on in-depth, on-site reporting and hundreds of interviews-with everyone from Berkeley's feisty Saul Perlmutter and Johns Hopkins's meticulous Adam Riess to the quietly revolutionary Vera Rubin-the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe. The stakes couldn't be higher. Our view of the cosmos is profoundly wrong, and Copernicus was only the beginning: not just Earth, but all common matter is a marginal part of existence. Panek's fast-paced narrative, filled with behind-the-scenes details, brings this epic story to life for the very first time.
Publication date: 2012-03
Number of pages: 320
Subjects: Non-fiction, Lifestyle, Sport And Leisure, Popular Science, Science And Technology, Physics, Cosmology & The Universe