The Birth of Time by John Gribbin
How Astronomers Measured the Age of the Universe

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Science, Cosmology, Astronomy
 

About John Gribbin

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John Gribbin is visiting fellow astronomy at the University of Sussex.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Yale University Press.
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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He shows the difficulties faced by early geologists and physicists who grappled with the issue (Kelvin calculated the age of the sun at 20 million years, while shortly thereafter Rutherford estimated the age of the earth at not less than 500 million years) and outlines the work of the 20th-centur...

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In the manner of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, astrophysicist Gibbin discusses the Big Bang theory and the evolution of the universe.

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