The Resource The day we found the universe, Marcia Bartusiak, (eaudio)

The day we found the universe, Marcia Bartusiak, (eaudio)

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The day we found the universe
Title
The day we found the universe
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Marcia Bartusiak
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Language
eng
Summary
From one of our most acclaimed science writers, a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving back past the moment of revelation to trace the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible. On January 1, 1925, thity-five-year-old Edwin Hubble announced findings that ultimately established that our universe was a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed, filled with myriad galaxies like our own. It was a realization that reshaped how humans understood their place in the cosmos. Six years later, continuing research by Hubble and others forced Albert Einstein to renounce his own cosmic model and finally accept the astonishing fact that the universe was not immobile but instead expanding. The story of these interwoven discoveries includes battles of will, clever insights, and wrong turns made by the early investigators in this great twentieth-century pursuit, from the luminaries (Einstein, Hubble, Harlow Shapley) to the lesser known, Henrietta Leavitt, who discovered the means to measure the vast dimensions of the cosmos . . . Vesto Slipher, the first and unheralded discoverer of the universe's expansion... Georges Lemaitre, the Jesuit priest who correctly interpreted Einstein's theories in relation to the universe... Milton Humason, who, with only an eighth-grade education, became a world-renowned expert on galaxy motions... and others. Here is the watershed moment in our cosmic history, splendidly arising from the exceptional combination of human curiosity, intelligence, and enterprise
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1950-
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Bartusiak, Marcia
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Read by Erik Synnestvedt
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  • Synnestvedt, Erik
  • hoopla digital
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomers
  • Discoveries in science
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adult
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Label
The day we found the universe, Marcia Bartusiak, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781596593961
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11373551
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11373551
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MWT11373551
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The day we found the universe, Marcia Bartusiak, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781596593961
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11373551
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11373551
System control number
MWT11373551
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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